Talk:Portland stone

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This article ignores another, equally notable 'Portland Stone'[edit]

Check out this story ('Bidding Farewell to a City’s Precious Stone') from the New York Times, which offers a radically different perspective on a 'Portland Stone' which Americans (especially New Yorkers) consider to be no less important than the stone covered in this Wikipedia article, which refrains from even mentioning the Connecticut source of New York's architectural legacy. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/nyregion/saying-goodbye-to-the-face-of-new-yorks-brownstones.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1351191856-FvgQmrtZh9bnHjxumOLmog — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.11.242.228 (talk) 21:54, 25 October 2012 (UTC)


Portland limestone relation to Portland Cement[edit]

What about a quick reference to the relation between Portland Limestone and the naming of the Portland Cement? --Mecanismo 22:57, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

Capitalisation[edit]

I should have thought that as a proper name for a material worked from a well-defined geological unit, the term should be 'Portland Stone' rather than 'Portland stone'. Trawling the web, both approaches are seen to be used, often mixed in a single article. The British Geological Survey refers to it as the 'Portland Freestone'. Any comment? Geopersona (talk) 05:17, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

I guess this is a result of the Wikipedia policy on capitalisation of article titles etc; generally sentence case is preferred, except of course for the initial letter and then for proper nouns etc. (though there are exceptions, such as names of birds, which have resulted in furious debate at the Manual of Style page). PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 20:55, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Pathe news[edit]

Stumbled onto footage of portland stone being cut in 1955. Not sure if it warrants adding to the external links? EdwardLane (talk) 08:10, 22 April 2014 (UTC)