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Description

 

Oolitic limestone first mined in the 17th and 18th centuries in Somerset and Wiltshire and used extensively to build the Georgian city of Bath; it is a "freestone", one that can be cut in any direction.  It can assume a 'honey colour' tinge, particularly in locations with clean air.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Bath stone

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Bath stone used at St Thomas' church, Burgate

Bath stone used at Kent College, Whitstable Road

Bath stone used at Aucher Villas on London Road

Bath stone used on Galpin's House, King's School

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