Definition of Kentish ragstone in English:

Kentish ragstone

(also Kentish rag)

noun

  • [mass noun] A hard, compact limestone found in Kent, used for paving and building.

    • ‘Kentish Ragstone is historically the most widespread building stone used throughout the South East of England.’
    • ‘It was worked for Kentish ragstone until the 1940s and provided the ragstone to build Loose church and to face the Loose viaduct, designed by Thomas Telford in 1830.’
    • ‘As well as the soapstone mentioned above, Kentish ragstone was exported to Europe for building.’
    • ‘The majority are constructed from grey Kentish ragstone, with red brick quoins and copings.’