blue lias


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blue lias

n
(Geological Science) a type of rock composed of alternating layers of bluish shale or clay and grey argillaceous limestone. See also Lias
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Since quarrying for Blue Lias Limestone ceased in 1920, the area has changed.
Built of blue lias stone rather than half timbered, the five/six bedroomed house has stone mullion and leaded windows.
They picked up the sink for pounds 5 in Paris and the surround is a pounds 75 offcut of Blue Lias limestone from a nearby quarry, which Julia describes as "poor man's marble".
Built in 1884 of local blue lias stone, the building has been renovated by Decourcy Penarth Limited.
You can feel the history as soon as you step through the arched front door and onto the blue lias polished stone floor in the beamed reception hall.
THE BLUE LIAS The Blue Lias is a beautiful canalside Inn located next to the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire, between the villages of Stockton and Long Itchington.
Built over 150 years ago, roofless and completely derelict for many decades, the traditional Blue Lias stone exterior has been sympathetically restored with regard to conservation principles to retain original stonework where possible whilst internally providing a cutting edge design for modern lifestyles.
Jen Corrigan Ten great waterside pubs in Coventry and Warwickshire Love the Blue Lias.
"It had been built of blue lias stone which is very valuable and hard to get hold of, so a lot of it started 'disappearing.'" ."
Built in 1884 from local blue lias stone, the grade II listed building offers a classic example of Penarth's Victorian architecture and has been carefully renovated by Decourcy Penarth, part of Bristol-based specialist Decourcy Group.