Westwood Ground Bath Stone is a medium to fine grained Bath Stone, with no clay minerals present. This Bath Stone is ideal for detailed masonry work
Westwood Ground Bath Stone is produced at Westwood mine.
Product Type: Oolitic limestone
Quarry: Westwood Ground
Material: Bath Stone
- Raw block stone
- Part sawn block stone
- Slabbed stone
- Finished masonry
Oolitic limestone originating from the Great Oolite formation of Jurassic age.
Principally formed from micritic ooids in a micritic matrix with small shells, the stone is medium to fine grained with no clay minerals present.
Durability & Weathering
Westwood Ground Bath Stone has traditionally been used where its working qualities, texture and rich colour have been required. Although one of the softer building limestones, 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 Westwood
Westwood Bath Stone has been used in numerous projects in the UK including:
- Saxon Church - Bradford on Avon, 600
- Syon House - Isleworth, 1761
- Workhouse - Marlborough, 1800
- Canal Bridges/Locks - Limpley Stoke to Newbury, 1800-1900
- Great Bedwyn School - Marlborough, 1835
- Fosbury Manor - Marlborough, 1850
- Dollar Street - Cirencester, 1975
- Pump House Extension - Bath, 1975
- Halifax Building Society - Witney, 1980
- N.F.U. Offices - Stratford-on-Avon, 1984
- Sovereign Court - Milton Keynes, 1985
- L.E.B. Substation, Houndsditch - London, 1987
- Bouverie Square - Milton Keynes, 1988
- Harlequin Centre - Watford, 1988
- Mobil Court - London, 1988
- Library - Bradford-on-Avon, 1990
- Police Station Extension - Oxford, 1990
- Barnard's Inn - Fetter Lane - London, 1991
- Library - Frome, 1991
- Crosby Hall - Embankment - London, 1996
- Priory Hotel - Bath, 1997
- Sydney Wharf - Bath, 1998
- Bathwick Street - Bath, 2007