Content of the Building Stone section of the CHAS website has relied heavily on inputs from Geoff Downer, local amateur geologist, writer and walk leader. We are very grateful to him for finding the time to guide this work, and for sharing his expertise in such a generous way. Photographic input has been provided by Steve Rogers, and website design and uploading has been overseen by David Lewis.
The aim of the Building Stones section of the CHAS website is to introduce readers to the range of building stones that can be found in Canterbury city. As a start, we are looking at building stones used in the cathedral.
We provide individual pages on each stone - these give a brief summary of where the stones were quarried, what they look like, and their main properties.
In addition, there are 'location' pages that explain where examples of each stone exist, and how these examples can be found.
Alongside these, we provide index pages to help readers find details on particular stones or details on what can be seen at particular locations.
Comments and suggestions from website readers would be very welcome - please use the feedback page here.