Mansfield Woodhouse
St Edmund


Mansfield Woodhouse lies in undulating countryside at the eastern edge of a broad north-south band of Lower Magnesian Limestone. To the north-east and south-west, there are outcrops Middle Permian Marl, while to the east and south east lies a band of Lower Mottled Sandstone. Although the historic core of Woodhouse is on limestone the modern town has spread out onto sandstone. The church is built of local quarried Magnesian Limestone, or dolomite. This is a beautiful cream colour, closely grained with black speckles.