Definition of Kentish ragstone in English:

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Kentish ragstone

(also Kentish rag)

noun

[mass noun]
A hard, compact limestone found in Kent, used for paving and building.
Example sentences
  • As well as the soapstone mentioned above, Kentish ragstone was exported to Europe for building.
  • It was worked for Kentish ragstone until the 1940s and provided the ragstone to build Loose church and to face the Loose viaduct, designed by Thomas Telford in 1830.
  • The majority are constructed from grey Kentish ragstone, with red brick quoins and copings.

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