Fantastischer Kamin

Der fantastische Kamin in der Großen Halle des Godinton House hat eine Einfassung aus Bethersden-Marmor, Dies ist ein Kalkstein, der aus dem Weald Clay rund um das Dorf Bethersden gewonnen wurde, ungefähr gelegen 4 Meilen von Godinton. Der Stein besteht aus den Schalen von Süßwasserschnecken und -zwinkern, which leave a clear outline within the stone. It is referred to as marble as it polishes well, but it is not a true marble in geological terms as it has not been subject to metamorphism. This 17th-century fireplace was installed by Nicholas Roundell Toke, who succeeded to the estate on his father’s death in 1819.

Great Hall fantastic fireplace
Fireplace showing Bethersden marble