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Limestone from Caen, Normandy; much favoured by masons who found it easy to work – hence used extensively at the cathedral .

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Caen stone

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Canterbury castle

Cromwellian House, Green Court to the north of the cathedral

Bell Harry Tower, cathedral – now a mix of original Caen stone and various restoration stones

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Cathedral library rebuilt 1955 after WW2 damage - lower half of wall is re-used Caen stone