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 ?
The houses had all been solid, dressed stone structures; most of them were ploughed through and through by cannon balls--unroofed and sliced down from eaves to foundation--and now a row of them, half a mile long, looks merely like an endless procession of battered chimneys.
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.
Tenders are invited for construction of dressed stone masonary compound wall around the layout open space near o city water tank warangal in warangal (urban) district
The construction is of an attractive dressed stone with elegant sash windows, arched at ground floor level under a hipped slate roof with central gable.
The entrance is made with dressed stone and is very narrow.
Head a little further along the cloistered hallway and you reach a lobby area that leads to a study; drawing room with oak flooring and dressed stone fireplace; and dining room with feature fireplace and leaded-windows and doors that open on to the garden.
Designed in 1783 for banker George Smith, the Grade II-listed building is finished in fabulous dressed stone and has a magnificent double height central archway which leads off to single-storey wings at either side, finishing in pavilion double height ends.
Built from mostly dressed stone and complete with a slate roof, you enter the house into a long hallway which leads off to the ground-floor rooms.
The listing posted on South Wales property company Seel and Co's website reads: "The property comprises a detached single storey; slightly irregular shaped building of dressed stone masonry elevations with a mix of upvc and wooden sash fenestration beneath a pitched slate roof covering.
It was surrounded by an elegant arch and a dressed stone wall which I remember before it fell down or was removed.