Further reading

Below is a selective list of publications on buildings, building materials, geology and Ryedale. We regret that we are unable to supply publications or extracts from the list which is intended to provide references for people pursuing their own researches.

Ryedale and the rest of Yorkshire

    • Bell R (1996) Yorkshire Rock: A Journey Through Time, British Geological Survey.

    • Blacker J G and Mitchell M (1998) The Use of Nidderdale Marble and other Crinoidal Limestones in Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society.

    • British Geological Survey (1998) North York Moors: Holiday Geology Map.

    • British Geological Survey (1999) Scarborough and Whitby - the Jurassic Coast: Holiday Geology Guide.

    • Blizzard E, Sykes N, Tegetmeir W, Watts M (2000) Thatch in and around Ryedale, Hutton Press/Ryedale Folk Museum.

    • Dimes F G and Mitchell M (1996) The Building Stone Heritage of Leeds, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society.

    • Fox-Strangways C (1892) Memoirs of the Geological Survey - The Jurassic Rocks of Britain. Vol 1, Yorkshire, HMSO.

    • Hayes R H and Rutter J G (1972) Cruck-framed buildings in Ryedale and Eskdale, Scarborough and District Archaeological Society Research Report 8.

    • Hayfield C and Wagner P (1998) "The use of chalk as a building material on the Yorkshire Wolds" Vernacular Architecture 29.

    • Los W A (1991) "From Brickyard to Builder's Yard: Brickmaking in East Yorkshire" Construction History Society Newsletter, Oct 1991.

    • Moorhouse S (1990) "The Quarrying of Stone Roofing Slates and Rubble in West Yorkshire during the Middle Ages" in Parsons D (ed) Stone: Quarrying and Building in England AD 43-1525, Phillimore.

    • Neave D (1991) "Pantiles: Their early use and manufacture in the Humber Region" in Tyszka et al (eds) Land, People and Landscapes.

    • North York Moors National Park Authority (1993) Geology of the North York Moors.

    • Osborne R (2010) Rocks and Landscape of the North York Moors.

    • Osborne R and Bowden A (2000) The Dinosaur Coast.

    • Pevsner N (1966) The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - The North Riding, Penguin.

    • Pevsner N and Neave D (1995) The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, 2nd ed, Penguin.

    • RCHME (1987) Houses of the North York Moors, HMSO.

    • Senior J R (1990) "Hildenley Limestone: A Fine Quality Dimensional and Artifact Stone from Yorkshire", in Parsons D (ed) Stone: Quarrying and Building in England AD 43-1525, Phillimore.

    • Wright J K (1972) "The Stratigraphy of the Yorkshire Corallian", Proc. Yorkshire Geol. Soc. Vol 39.


    • British Geological Survey (2001) Building Stone Resources of the United Kingdom (map).

    • Clifton-Taylor, A (1972) The Pattern of English Building, London, Faber and Faber.

    • Clifton-Taylor, A & Ireson, A S (1994) English Stone Building, 2nd edition, London, Gollancz.

    • Howe, John Allen (1910, new edition 2001) The Geology of Building Stones, Shaftesbury, Donhead.

    • Schafferr R J (1932, new edition 2004) The Weathering of Natural Building Stones, Donhead.

    • Wood C (ed) (2003) Stone Roofing: Conserving the Materials and Practice of Traditional Stone Slate Roofing in England, English Heritage Research Transactions Volume 9.

Other areas

    • Cities in Stone - series of booklets on the building stones of Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Exeter, Huddersfield and Liverpool. Available from Thematic Trails, telephone 01865 820522.

    • Sutherland D S (2003) Northamptonshire Stone, Dovecote Press.