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[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.
- ‘The plans originally included knocking down an Edwardian Bath stone house to increase the size of the store in The Pippin.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The narrow roads add to the town's character and are lined with grey buildings built out of Bath stone.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Families in Calne are furious that an Edwardian Bath stone house could be destroyed to allow Sainsbury's to expand its store.’
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