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Description

 

A shelly oolitic limestone from Ancaster in Lincolnshire.  Many forms of this have a distinctive 'streaky bacon' appearance – see Lloyds Banks and NatWest bank examples below.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Ancaster stone

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Lloyds Bank in High Street - brick and Ancaster stone

NatWest Bank in The Parade - primarily Kentish ragstone and Ancaster stone

Statue of St Thomas on Roman Catholic church in Burgate

 

Lloyds Bank detail - note the streaky bacon look

NatWest Bank detail - note the streaky bacon look

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