Keys to the Past

Glossary

Frosterley marble

sometimes called 'Egglestone marble'
A black stone with grey fossil remains of corals and marine plants which was used for decorative effects (in churches) from the 12th to the 19th centuries AD. It is not strictly a marble, but is a crinoidal limestone. A marble mason called Lambert is mentioned in the Boldon Book for Stanhope, County Durham.

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