Print Email Facebook Twitter The use of Tithonian oolitic limestones from the Lorraine especially Morley, in construction and restoration in the Netherlands, 1840-1960 Title The use of Tithonian oolitic limestones from the Lorraine especially Morley, in construction and restoration in the Netherlands, 1840-1960 Publication year 2015 Abstract The Netherlands have only limited resources of dimension stone within the own borders, viz. local bog iron ore in the middle and east of the country, erratics from the Saalian ice age used in a few churches in the north, and Carboniferous sandstone and Cretaceous limestones in the south of Limburg (NIJLAND et al. 2006); of these, the Maastricht limestone torm the largest supply (DUBELAAR et al. 2006). Therefore, Dutch architectural tradition always heavily relied on import of dimension and ornamental stone. Until the middle of the l9th century, import mainly comprised of stones transported over the rivers Scheidt (e.g. white Belgian limestones, Tournai limestone and Avesnes limestone from the LUIe area), Meuse (Namur limestone), Rhine (Rhenish tuffs, Drachenfels trachyte, red Eifel and Main sandstone), Vichte (Bentheim sandstone) and Weser (Obernkirchen sandstone) (NIJLAND et al. 2007). In the middle of the l9th century, with the development of railway systems all over Europe, new types of dimension stone became available, including Muschelkalk and travertine from the south of Germany, sandstones from the Rhineland-Palatinate and the German-Luxembourg border area, granites from Bavaria, Scandinavia, Scotland and France, as well as abundant French limestones (NIJLAND et al. 2012; DUSAR & NIJLAND 2012). The current paper gives a concise overview of the use of the latter in the Netherlands, focussing on the Tithonian oolitic limestones from the Lorraine, especially the Morley-type. Subject Fluid & Solid Mechanics GeoSR - Structural Reliability GM - GeomodellingTS - Technical Sciences ELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesGeological Survey NetherlandsMaterials2015 Energy To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:86b103e1-0c7a-4162-9bec-7e4d9b6b4352 TNO identifier 528257 Source Munchner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen (22), 403-415 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.