Dressed stone

Dressed stone

A stone that has been worked to a desired shape; the faces to be exposed are smooth, usually ready for installation.

dressed stone

Stone that has been worked to desired shape; the faces to be exposed are smooth; usually ready for installation.
References in classic literature ?
It was smooth, and compact, and clean, and the side next the precipices was guarded all along by dressed stone posts about three feet high, placed at short distances apart.
At the point of that angle a short arm joined it to a hexagonal islet with a soil of gravel and its shores faced with dressed stone, a perfection of puerile neatness.
This vast gulf was actually filled in with huge blocks of dressed stone, having arches pierced through them at the bottom for a waterway, over which the road went on sublimely.
The drawing room has, as its main focal point, a central feature dressed stone fireplace with paved hearth and timber mantel.
Details include a fireplace in mahogany, dressed stone door architraving, hardwood bookshelves in the library, new timber flooring and a fully tanked wine cellar.
Maen Huail the roughly dressed stone outside Barclays Bank in Ruthin commemorates a brother of Gildas the historian, who wounded Arthur in the thigh in a duel over a lady.
It has a full height dressed stone fireplace with oak mantel housing a free standing Waterford cast iron wood burner, set on a stone hearth.
Among these are the arched architraves in dressed stone to the big ground floor windows and French doors, stone quoins for added relief from the white render, also a glazed cupola on top.
The construction is of timber frame with dressed stone walls and slate roof, treated softwood double glazed windows, and the houses have oilfired central heating and block paved driveways.
The sitting room has a restored dressed stone inglenook fireplace, while the study is self contained with its own entrance.
Special details include the elm floorboards in the loft, dressed stone doorway, flagged flooring and the courtyard with stone troughs.
This new property is constructed of dressed stone under a slate roof and sits in an elevated position above the River Tyne.