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Historic England county building stone atlases

As part of the Strategic Stone Survey, Historic England has commissioned a set of atlases covering the building stones of the English counties. These are freely available as pdf downloads from this site and can be found by following the links below.

For each county atlas, which may include more than one Minerals Planning Authority (MPA), you can download a geological information pdf and Excel spreadsheets containing:

  • Known building stones used within the county
  • Representative examples of stone buildings and villages constructed from those stones
  • Known building stone quarries
Avon atlas

MPAs: North Somerset Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council

Bedfordshire atlas

MPAs: Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Borough Council

Berkshire atlas

MPAs: Bracknell Forest Unitary Authority, Reading Unitary Authority, Slough Unitary Authority, West Berkshire Unitary Authority, Windsor & Maidenhead Unitary Authority and Wokingham Unitary Authority

Buckinghamshire atlas

MPAs: Buckinghamshire County Council; Borough of Milton Keynes Unitary Authority

Cambridgeshire atlas

MPAs: Cambridgeshire County Council; Peterborough City Council Unitary Authority

Cheshire atlas

MPAs: Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West & Chester Council, Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council

Cleveland atlas

MPAs: Hartlepool Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Cornwall atlas

MPAs: Cornwall Council and Council of the Isles of Scilly

Cumbria atlas

MPAs: Cumbria County Council and Lake District National Park Authority

Derbyshire atlas

MPAs: Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council and Peak District National Park Authority

Devon atlas

MPAs: Dartmoor National Park Authority, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council

Dorset atlas

MPAs: Borough of Poole Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and Dorset County Council

Durham atlas

MPAs: Darlington Borough Council and Durham County Council

East Sussex
East Sussex atlas
East Yorkshire & North & North East Lincolnshire
East Yorkshire & North & North East Lincolnshire atlas
Essex atlas

MPAs: Essex County Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Thurrock Borough Council

Gloucestershire atlas

MPAs: Gloucestershire County Council

Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester atlas

MPAs: Bolton Council, Bury Council, Manchester City Council, Oldham Council, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Salford City Council, Stockport Council, Tameside Council, Trafford Council and Wigan Council

Hampshire atlas

MPAs: Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, New Forest National Park and that part of South Downs National Park

Herefordshire atlas

MPAs: Herefordshire Council

Hertfordshire atlas
Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight atlas

MPAs: Isle of Wight Council

Kent atlas

MPAs: Kent County Council and Medway Council

Lancashire atlas

MPAs: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackpool Council and Lancashire County Council

Leicestershire atlas

MPAs: Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council

Lincolnshire atlas

MPAs: Lincolnshire County Council

Merseyside atlas

MPAs: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, Sefton Council, St. Helens Council and Wirral Borough Council

Norfolk atlas

MPAs: Norfolk and The Broads Authority

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

MPAs: North York Moors National Park Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

North Yorkshire East and York
North Yorkshire atlas

Covering: North Yorkshire County Council, eastern part, North York Moors National Park Authority, North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council.

North Yorkshire, West
North Yorkshire atlas

Covering: North Yorkshire County Council, western part and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Northamptonshire atlas

MPA: Northamptonshire County Council

Northumberland atlas

MPA: Northumberland County Council and Northumberland National Park Authority

Nottinghamshire atlas

MPA: Nottinghamshire County Council

Oxfordshire atlas

MPA: Oxfordshire County Council

Rutland atlas

MPA: Rutland County Council

Shropshire atlas

MPAs: Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council

Somerset atlas

MPAs: Exmoor National Park and Somerset County Council

South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire atlas

MPAs: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Sheffield City Council

Staffordshire atlas

MPAs: Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Walsall Council and Wolverhampton City Council

Suffolk atlas

MPAs: Suffolk

Surrey atlas

MPA: Surrey County Council

Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear atlas

MPAs: Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Council and Sunderland City Council

Warwickshire atlas

MPAs: Birmingham City Council, Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council

West Sussex
West Sussex atlas
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire atlas

MPAs: Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds City Council and Wakefield Council

Wiltshire atlas

MPAs: Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire County Council

Worcestershire atlas

MPAs: Worcestershire County Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Sandwell Council.

These atlases, including all images and content, are provided here © Historic England. Please contact Clara Willett for further details.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information included in this atlas and website is accurate, individuals or organisations should independently verify information before acting on it. Neither Historic England, the British Geological Survey, the Natural Environment Research Council nor any of the sources of the information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use of or results obtained from the use of this information.