Hornton stone

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A rich tawny brown ferruginous limestone of the middle lias, green, mauve, and greyish-blue tints also occur. The quarry at Hornton in Oxfordshire is now closed but another outcrop occurs at Edge Hill in Warwickshire.

Hornton Stone was used in the building of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, St Paul's and Canterbury Cathedral. It was also the favourite material used by the Sculptors Henry Moore and Eric Gill.

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