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L Imestone Collection

"Limestone: Nature's Timeless Masterpiece" From the majestic Malham Cove in Yorkshire Dales to the breathtaking Durdle Door in Dorset

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England. This curving limestone cliff feature was formed by glacial action. It used to have a waterfall running over it

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Durdle Door, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Durdle Door, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Gordale Scar, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Gordale Scar, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Tree growing through the limestone of White Scars, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Tree growing through the limestone of White Scars, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Marsden Rock

Marsden Rock
Marden Rock, near South Shields, County Durham, England. Date: BC

Background imageL Imestone Collection: 1720 Lyme Regis early map of coast

1720 Lyme Regis early map of coast
Copperplate engraving from 1720 Emanuel Bowen and John Owen in " Britannia Depicta". Lyme Regis early 18th century map showing the Jurassic coast focussing on Lyme Regis

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Oldest Dickinson College building, " Old West" Hall, designed by Benjamin Latrobe, built in 1803 to replace the original college hall, which burned. Digital photograph

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Wave-cut arch in limestone headland, Durdle Door, Jurassic Heritage Coast

Wave-cut arch in limestone headland, Durdle Door, Jurassic Heritage Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Porthgain lime workings, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Porthgain lime workings, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
View of Porthgain lime workings on the Pembrokeshire coast, West Wales. Limestone was shipped in from South Pembrokeshire to produce lime

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Yankee Stadium - New York

Yankee Stadium - New York
A view of the extreior Indiana limestone facade and main entrance of the original Yankee Stadium in The Bronx in New York City

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Malham Cove, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Limestone pavement, Malham Cove, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Limestone pavement, Malham Cove, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Malham Cove, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England

Malham Cove, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Feral Kashmir Goat (Capra hircus) flock, standing on limestone headland overlooking coastline

Feral Kashmir Goat (Capra hircus) flock, standing on limestone headland overlooking coastline and town, Great Orme, Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales, june

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs, and coastguard cottages, Cuckmere Haven, near Seaford

Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs, and coastguard cottages, Cuckmere Haven, near Seaford, East Sussex, England

Background imageL Imestone Collection: View of motte and bailey castle on limestone outcrop, Clitheroe Castle, Clitheroe, Lancashire

View of motte and bailey castle on limestone outcrop, Clitheroe Castle, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, august

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Stackpole Quay, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Stackpole Quay, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Scene at Stackpole Quay, near Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, with The Pride of Wales unloading coal and ready to load limestone

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Twisted tree, Twistleton Scar End, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Twisted tree, Twistleton Scar End, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England, United Kingdom

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Three-cliffs Bay, Gower, Wales, UK, Europegower (rr)

Three-cliffs Bay, Gower, Wales, UK, Europegower (rr)
Andrew Davies / SpecialistStock

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Cheddar Gorge tourist attraction, limestone rock formations, Somerset, England

Cheddar Gorge tourist attraction, limestone rock formations, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Carrick Island in Larrybane Bay, with a limestone headland, and Rathlin Island in the background

Carrick Island in Larrybane Bay, with a limestone headland, and Rathlin Island in the background, on the North Antrim Causeway Coast Way, County Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Limestone pavement at Lea Green, Grassington, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Limestone pavement at Lea Green, Grassington, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs

The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs to the 4th or 5th dynasty. Painted limestone, glass rock eyes inset into copper. It was found in the Old Kingdom burial ground at Sakkara. Egyptian art

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Durdle Door, natural limestone arch, and beach, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Durdle Door, natural limestone arch, and beach, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Egyptian queen. Painted limestone head, 18th Dynasty

Egyptian queen. Painted limestone head, 18th Dynasty
EGYPT: NEFERTITI. Egyptian queen. Painted limestone head, 18th Dynasty

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Asia, Vietnam

Asia, Vietnam
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. UNESCO declared World Heritage area, Ha Long Bay is a serious of thousands of limestone rock formations sprouting from ocean waters

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Limestone embankment, relic of over-ambitious land reclamation scheme of 1873

Limestone embankment, relic of over-ambitious land reclamation scheme of 1873, intended to reclaim marshes between Jenny Browns Point and Hest Bank, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay, Lancashire, England

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Chocolate Hills, conical hills in tropical limestone karst, Carmen, Bohol

Chocolate Hills, conical hills in tropical limestone karst, Carmen, Bohol, Philippines, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Dusk view across Vinales Valley showing limestone hills known as Mogotes

Dusk view across Vinales Valley showing limestone hills known as Mogotes, Vinales, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Limestone outcrop showing classic cross bedding created by ancient dune sands

Limestone outcrop showing classic cross bedding created by ancient dune sands, at Hamelin Bay on the coast north of Cape Leeuwin at the south western tip of Australia, Augusta-Margaret River Shire

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Winnats Pass, Ice Age meltwater gorge cut into reef limestone, Castleton

Winnats Pass, Ice Age meltwater gorge cut into reef limestone, Castleton, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Tree growing through the limestone of White Scars at sunset, Ingleton

Tree growing through the limestone of White Scars at sunset, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England, United Kingdom

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Sedimentary rocks, blue lias, shale-limestone sequences, Lyme Regis, Jurassic coast

Sedimentary rocks, blue lias, shale-limestone sequences, Lyme Regis, Jurassic coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Water flowing through limestone ravine (glacial channel), Gordale Scar, Malhamdale

Water flowing through limestone ravine (glacial channel), Gordale Scar, Malhamdale, Yorkshire Dales N. P
Water flowing through limestone ravine (glacial channel), Gordale Scar, Malhamdale, Yorkshire Dales N.P. North Yorkshire, England, november

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Limestone ledges and Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge Bay, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Limestone ledges and Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge Bay, Jurassic Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Dockyard Pharmacy at the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, Central America

Dockyard Pharmacy at the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, Central America

Background imageL Imestone Collection: USA, Arizona, Havasu Canyon. The peaceful waters of Havasu Creek and Havasu Falls

USA, Arizona, Havasu Canyon. The peaceful waters of Havasu Creek and Havasu Falls

Background imageL Imestone Collection: England / Broadway

England / Broadway
The village of Broadway, Worcestershire, often referred to as the Jewel in the Cotswolds, the main street being lined with 16th century limestone buildings

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Farmhouse beneath limestone scarp

Farmhouse beneath limestone scarp, Glwyseg mountain, Llangollen, Clwyd, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Countryside near Villard de Lans, Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors, Drome

Countryside near Villard de Lans, Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors, Drome, Rhone Alpes, France, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Cliffs of the Calanques, near Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone, Cote d Azur

Cliffs of the Calanques, near Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone, Cote d Azur, Provence, France, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Limestone rocks near the sea, at sunset, The Burren, County Clare, Munster

Limestone rocks near the sea, at sunset, The Burren, County Clare, Munster, Republic of Ireland (Eire), Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Purbeck limestone arch, Durdle Door, near Lulworth, Dorset coast, England

Purbeck limestone arch, Durdle Door, near Lulworth, Dorset coast, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageL Imestone Collection: In Guilin limestone tower hills rise steeply above the Li River, Yangshuo

In Guilin limestone tower hills rise steeply above the Li River, Yangshuo, Guangxi Province, China

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Monolith (Empyrean) Sculpture in Grounds of Kenwood

Monolith (Empyrean) Sculpture in Grounds of Kenwood
Vertical abstract sculpture. 1953 by Barbara Hepworth. IoE 478044

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial
Prince Consort National Memorial, 1862 to 1875. Hyde Park, London. IoE 412963

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Church of St Paul

Church of St Paul
Victorian Parish Church, Stroud, Gloucestershire. IoE 132786

Background imageL Imestone Collection: Wernher Mausoleum

Wernher Mausoleum
The family vault of Sir Julius Wernher, Bart. Errected 1912 in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, Bedfordshire. IoE 468809



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"Limestone: Nature's Timeless Masterpiece" From the majestic Malham Cove in Yorkshire Dales to the breathtaking Durdle Door in Dorset, limestone formations grace the landscapes of England and beyond. These ancient rocks, formed over millions of years, hold stories etched into their very core. In Gordale Scar, within Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire, nature has sculpted a dramatic gorge that leaves visitors in awe. Meanwhile, Marsden Rock stands tall as a testament to the enduring power of limestone against crashing waves. But it is not just grandeur that limestone offers; it also nurtures life. A resilient tree grows through the cracks of White Scars in Ingleton, providing shade and shelter for creatures big and small. And on an early map of Lyme Regis' coast from 1720 lies evidence of how this rock shaped human settlements throughout history. Across continents at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania or Stackpole Quay in Pembrokeshire South Wales - both bear witness to limestone's versatility and durability as building material. Not far away stands Great Orme where feral Kashmir Goats find solace atop limestone headlands overlooking picturesque coastlines and towns. Their presence adds charm to these already stunning vistas. Limestone even played a role in fortifications like Clitheroe Castle's motte-and-bailey structure perched upon an outcrop - showcasing its strength as a foundation for defense. Beyond natural wonders and historical landmarks lie unexpected connections – Yankee Stadium itself built with concrete made from crushed limestone. Lastly, we cannot forget Porthgain lime workings which once thrived along Pembrokeshire's West Wales coastline - reminding us how humans have harnessed this resource for centuries. So next time you encounter limestone – whether admiring its beauty or benefiting from its practical uses – take a moment to appreciate this remarkable rock that holds secrets spanning millennia.