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Bath stone

(Brit) a kind of limestone used as a building material, esp at Bath in England
Historical Examples

As “bath stone” it is famous, and has made Bath exclusively a city of stone-built houses.
The Bath Road Charles G. (Charles George) Harper

The building is of bath stone, and has flying buttresses and a high square tower.
Chelsea G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton

The principal entrance to the church is on the west side, and the door has a sumptuous carving in bath stone over it.
The Church Index William Pepperell

St. Dionis’ Church is a noticeable object, built of red brick, with bath stone dressings.
Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney Geraldine Edith Mitton

For the train had run into a wall of bath stone, and several of the passengers were killed.
Erema R. D. Blackmore

It is built in the ornamented parts and internally of bath stone, the exterior being the gritstone of the neighbourhood.
The Forest of Dean H. G. Nicholls

Government House is an architecturally picturesque building of bath stone, built by convict labour.
Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent

The church is built of Kentish rag and bath stone dressings, and the roofs are covered with slate in bands of colour.
The Church Index William Pepperell

The Guildhall is a beautiful Grecian structure of bath stone, and was greatly enlarged in 1848.
Pearse’s Commercial Directory to Swansea and the Neighbourhood, for 1854 Ebenezer Pearse


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