Box Ground

Box Ground Bath Stone is a high quality stone with character ideal for exposed masonry in new build, restoration and heritage projects.

As the most durable of the Bath Stones, Box Ground is a hardwearing, long-lasting, premium natural limestone. Extensively used during the 19th century, this popular building stone is best remembered for its use in the construction of Longleat, Lacock Abbey and Witley Court.

Box Ground Bath Stone is produced at Hartham Park Underground Quarry 200m from one of the original sources of the stone. Hartham Park Underground Quarry is recognised as the single source of Box Ground Bath Stone in the UK.

Box Ground Bath Stone is perfectly suited to high-spec and prestigious new build projects, country dwellings, architectural builds, conservation, restoration and urban regeneration, where durability and aesthetics are a primary concern.

Recommended Uses

Construction Method

Load-bearing
Masonry
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Bridges at waterline-  
Retaining walls
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Non load-bearing
Cladding
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Columns-  
Lintels
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Plinths-  
Copings
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Thresholds
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Paving
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Flooring
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Fireplaces
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Carving & moulding
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Headstones-  
Sculpture
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Projects Using Box Ground

Box Ground Bath Stone has been used in numerous projects in the UK including:

  • Malmesbury Abbey - Wiltshire, 13th century
  • Lacock Abbey - Wiltshire, 13th century
  • Longleat House - Wiltshire, 1570s
  • Witley Court - Worcestershire, 1655
  • Doddington Hal - Lincolnshire, 1799-1800
  • Apsley House - London, 1828
  • Westonbirt House - Glocestershire, 1860s
  • Warwick Vase - Glasgow, 1837

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Physical Characteristics

Colour: Buff
Texture: Medium grained

Block Size

Maximum

Typical Range
Bed height1100mm700mm - 1100mm
Length3000mm1600mm - 3000mm
Block size3.3m31.30m3 - 2.8m3

Test Data

Test Parameter Physical

Mean Result
Porosity (CEN)21.7%
Saturation coefficient (BRE 141)0.58
Water absorption (by weight)5.9%
Bulk specific gravity (Kg/m3)2160
Compressive strength (CEN) MPA dry25
Flexural strength (CEN) MPA dry4.0