Definition of Bath stone in English:

Bath stone


  • [mass noun] A type of oolitic limestone found especially near Bath in SW England, grey to yellowish in colour and used in building and sculpture.

    • ‘A striking contrast of old and new, one half of the house is made up of an 1870s gamekeeper's cottage, with thick walls of Bath stone and tiny windows.’
    • ‘An article written for the Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine two years after the discovery in 1944 explained how workmen stumbled upon the coffin which had been cut from Bath stone.’
    • ‘Families in Calne are furious that an Edwardian Bath stone house could be destroyed to allow Sainsbury's to expand its store.’
    • ‘The plans originally included knocking down an Edwardian Bath stone house to increase the size of the store in The Pippin.’
    • ‘The narrow roads add to the town's character and are lined with grey buildings built out of Bath stone.’