East Drayton
St Peter


The tower is totally built of fine-grained pale yellow-brown Magnesian Limestone ashlar blocks of Permian age. The foot of the tower is made of cross-bedded peloidal grained Magnesian Limestone.

The rest of the church; nave, aisles and chancel, are made of grey skerry sandstone of Triassic age.

The porch and all windows and carved work are Permian age Magnesian Limestone.

Magnesian Limestone has been used as a repair replacement in many places, particularly on the east chancel wall. One buttress on the north side has been restored using Shelly Lincolnshire Limestone of Middle Jurassic age.

Thanks to Dr Graham Lott of British Geological Survey, Keyworth for this information.