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Horsham Stone

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General Comments:

This stone has a long history as a roofing material throughout Sussex, Surrey and Kent and was particularly quarried in the Horsham area, although available from many other places on the Weald Clay. There were parishes for which tithe maps show that almost every farm had its own 'stonepit field', the slabs were required for floors, for field walls and sometimes for chimney caps as well as for roofs (Clifton-Taylor & Simmons 1986: 141).

Known Quarries: Broadbridge Heath Quarry, Horsham.