Hartham Park Bath Stone is a fine grained, high quality, durable limestone, ideal for ashlar and detailed mouldings.
Hartham Park Bath Stone is extracted at Hartham Park Underground Quarry in Corsham.
Product Type: Oolitic limestone
Quarry: Hartham Park Underground Quarry
Material: Bath Ground Stone at Hartham Park
- Raw block stone
- Part sawn block stone
- Slabbed stone
- Finished masonry
- Walling stone
Oolitic limestone originating from the Bath Oolite of the Great Oolite formation of the Jurassic age.
Principally formed from micritic ooids in a micritic matrix with small shells, the stone is medium grained with no clay minerals present.
Durability & Weathering
Hartham Park Bath Ground Stone is a true ground stone featuring good weathering properties with aesthetic pleasure. Containing a proportion of shell, it weathers well, especially when stonework is detailed to offer maximum protection to rainwater and rainwater run-off.
Based on current research, it seems likely that the stone will weather at a rate of between 3 and 4 millimetres per 100 years, but it could be greater in severe exposures or on the edges of stonework.
Projects Using Hartham Park
Hartham Park Underground Quarry has supplied its Bath Stone to numerous projects in the UK including:
- Pump Room - Bath, 1897
- Gloucester and Cheltenham Town Halls - Gloucester, 1903
- Abergavenny County Asylum Extension - Gwent, 1904
- Ladies College Extension - Cheltenham, 1905
- Bristol City Museum - Bristol, 1905
- All Saints Church - Fishponds - Bristol, 1905
- Central Library - College Green - Bristol, 1906
- Harley House, Marylebone Road - London, 1907
- Wiltshire and District Bank - Tidworth - Wiltshire, 1908
- Barclays Bank - Cheltenham - Gloucester, 1909
- The Coliseum - Park Row - Bristol, 1910
- Arundel Cathedral - Little Cloister - Gloucester, 1950
- Oriel College - East Face, West Range - Oxford, 1957
- Queen’s Galler - London, 2000
- Juxon House - London, 2004
- St Martin's Development - Bath, 2006