“There is no stone that differs so much in it’s bed, after it has been wrought and exposed to the air as the Bath freestone. While it is in the ground, it is soft, moist, yellowish, and almost crumbly and it seems very little more than congealed sand and that not well concreted together. But when it has been some time exposed to the air and is thoroughly dried, it becomes, white, hard, firm and an excellent stone.” -OWEN. 1754.
Bath Stone is an oolitic limestone comprising granular fragments of calcium carbonate. Originally obtained from the Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines under Combe Down, Somerset, England, its warm, honey colouring gives the World Heritage City of Bath, England, its distinctive appearance.
Stonescreen designed and manufactured their Stonescreen Aerolite© panels faced with Bath stone for two awarded projects:
St. James’s Place Wealth Management’s headquarters in Cirencester was completed in October 2016. Constructed on the former Bridges Garage site, the building will be occupied by 425 employees of St James’s Place and sits alongside their existing office accommodation which Citygrove completed in 2007.
Oxford Unite Student Accomodation has been recently completed: brand new for 2019, Parade Green’s design is inspired by Oxford’s historic college quads.
For more information about Bath stone, the quarry and its history visit www.bathstone.com.