References and Sources
"Bibliography and Index of Dorset Geology" by Jo Thomas and Paul Ensom. Click on the button below to access this online.
Building Materials in Dorset : a bibliography by Jo Thomas and Geoff Townson
Dorset Material Survey 1992-94. [Note by Jo Thomas 18.3.2019].Click to download a copy.
Stone in Archaeology Database: University of Southampton
An excellent site with photomicrographs. Where used on this site the following attribution applies:
Data collated, compiled and written by Kathryn Knowles with additional input provided by Roger Winterbottom.
Images captured by Fiona Lewis and Roger Winterbottom.
Database Project Manager: Kathryn Knowles.
Database and website developed by Fiona Lewis.
Data and Images are © the property of The School of Humanities (Archaeology), University of Southampton.
For individual images the abbreviated attribution is :
KK/FL/RW. U.Soton. Visit the site from the link below.
The Dorset Building Stone Atlas produced by Historic England (formerly English Heritage)
Church architectural terms. A very useful illustrated glossary is available on Wikimedia Commons. The Norwich Historic Church Trust is also helpful. (See links on this page below)
Neville Mcauley-Churchill has produced a comprehensive website (Extraordinary Book of Doors) on windows and doorways in Anglo-Saxon and Norman Architecture. Click the button below for a real visual treat.
Dorset Minerals Strategy
The Minerals Strategy is a plan setting out the vision, objectives and policies for meeting Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's mineral needs. It sets out the strategy for quarrying stone, sand and gravel, ball clay and other minerals within the county, taking into account the need to meet requirements in a sustainable manner.
The strategy comes as a two-volume .pdf and can be downloaded by clicking the button below.
19th century 6" O.S. maps reproduced with the kind permission of the National Library of Scotland. From their website: https://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/index.html
Links to other websites (all links will open in a new window)
Geoff Rowland has created a site called Dorset Building Stones (ArcGIS Online) © Geoffrey Rowland 2017. This contains a wealth of information. Follow the link below:
Geoff Rowland's other site is Jurassic Coast 3D © Geoffrey Rowland 2017. Again, there is a wealth of information available. Click on the button below to visit the site.
Jo Thomas has produced a comprehensive list of building stone references (web links and publications) which you can download from the button below.
Historic England county building stone atlases
As part of the Strategic Stone Study, Historic England has commissioned a set of atlases covering the building stones of the English counties, including Dorset. These are freely available as pdf downloads from them and can be found by clicking on the button below.
The Essex Rock and Mineral Society has an interesting section featuring churches and a wall survey. See link below.