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Description

 

Portland stone is a limestone quarried on the Isle of Portland, Dorset.

 

It has been used for a variety of national prestigious projects (Buckingham Palace, Palace of Westminster, Bank of England, Tower of London) and also for many surviving local major works.

 

Local examples (click to enlarge)

Portland stone

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Old Sessions House, Longport

Former prison entrance, Longport

Old Post Office, 28 High Street

St John's Primary school, near Sainsbury's at Kingsmead

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