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Bath and Portland Stone Firms

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July 1949.
August 1949.

Bath and Portland Stone Firms Ltd. of 6-7 Kingston Buildings, Bath (Head Office) and Portland (Works). London Office (Grosvenor Gardens House, S.W.I. (1949).

Owner of stone quarries and stone mines; supplier of stone and concrete products.

1888 Business established by the amalgamation of Stone Bros., Ltd. (Bath), Randell Saunders & Co., Ltd. (Corsham), The Corsham Bath Stone Co., Ltd. (Corsham), R. J. Marsh & Co., Ltd. (Box), Pictor & Sons (Box), Isaac Sumsion (Bath), S. R. Noble (Box).

1888 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1889 Purchased 6-7 Kingston Buildings and 1 Church Street, Bath, for use as a head office.

Subsequently amalgamated Weston Quarries Co. and Stewards & Co., Ltd. (Portland).

1897 27 Dec: Registered as a limited company.[1]

1960 Name changed to the Bath and Portland Group[2]

1989 Bath and Portland Group became part of Hanson plc

The final name for this business under Hanson ownership was 'Hanson Bath and Portland Stone

2004 The Portland side of the business was separated from the Bath side and became Portland Stone Firms Ltd once more.

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Sources of Information

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  2. The Times, April 23, 1968