The Chatou Bath Stone Surround is hand made for us Cotswold hills. As a natural material, Bath Stone varies in shade and will have naturally occurring fossils, veining and marking. This is what makes Bath Stone so beautiful and ensures that each surround has its own unique character. All of our Bath Stone surround can be made to you own requirements.
History of uses of Bath Stone.
Bath Stone has been quarried and used as a building material since Roman times. Utilised in ornate Architectural stone work and fireplaces. As a building material Bath Stone was shipped to all parts of the country after the Kennet and Avon Canel was constructed in 19th century, It has been used extensively throughout southern England for churches, house and public buildings such as railway stations.
Notable Building Are:
- St Stephen’s Church situated on Lansdowne Hill in Bath.
- Claverton Pumping Station at Claverton, Bath.
- The Dudas Aqueduct near Limpley Stoke, Wilshire.
- Arno’s Court Triumphal Arch Bridlington, Bristol.
- Lancaster house, Apsley House, Gatcombe Park, Goldney Hall, Tyntesfield, South Hill Park And Spetchley
- The original 1839 building of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, now listed grade II* by English Heritage.
- Butchers Row (constructed in 1855) Barnstaple, Devon.
- Bath Stone was also favoured by architect Hans Price who designed much of 19th century Weston-super-Mare.