What is Bottesford Made Of?

The Geology of the Bottesford Area

Project Geology Leaflet, showing a 'Devil's Toenail' a common fossil which can be picked up in the surrounding fields. Leaflet available free from Bottesford Library.
Gargoyles on the tower of St. Mary the Virgin, beautifully carved in Lincolnshire Limestone.
The wall of the Rutland Hospital, alternating courses of brown Marlstone Rock and pale Lincolnshire Limestone.
Fleming's Hospital. Brown Marlstone Rock and grey, flaggy Lower Liassic limestone with later brickwork above.
The arches of Fleming's Bridge, built of Marlstone Rock of Middle Liassic age.
The rear of Providence Cottage, showing part of a wall of flaggy Lower Liassic limestone and timber framework.
Rectory Wall, Church Street, probably built in the 17th Century, mostly of soft, honey-brown Marlstone Rock.
17th Century tombstone, St Mary's Churchyard. Carved limestone.
The gravestone of Lucy and George Lamb, St Mary's Churchyard. Slate, probably from North Wales.
Late C18th brickwork and paving, Devon Lane.
Bottesford blue and red tiles, rear of Wyggeston Terrace
Workers in Bottesford Brickyard.
This page was added on 12/03/2008.

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