One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hard, compact limestone found in Kent, used for paving and building.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Kentish Ragstone is historically the most widespread building stone used throughout the South East of England.’
- ‘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.’
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