stone facing

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Noun1.stone facing - a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
embankment - a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
cladding, facing - a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
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In places the stone facing of the building was torn away, exposing the iron construction beneath.
The stone facing lends an appealing traditional look but belies the light and spacious benefits of a contemporary home.
We framed the structure in 2-by-4s and HardieBacker concrete board, then built up Eldorado Stone facing. A bifold glass door was set into the fireplace opening, and a wood hearth with a secret door set off the stone facing.
But experts say parts of the site could be older than first thought after samples of metal slag and dry stone facing suggest they may date back to the Bronze Age (2,300 BC to 700 BC).
Even the National Trust said: ``Erddig is no architectural masterpiece.'' Built by Joshua Edisbury between 1684 and 1687, additional wings were added in the 1720s and it was given a stone facing in 1770.
A Tower spokesman said: "The stone facing has been under observation and work on it was planned for the future."