Plastic material to bond stones and bricks together. Before C20 it was usually made from crushed burnt limestone mixed with sand and water, often with additional brick- or stone-dust. Today, Portland cement is used with sand and water, sometimes with lime or other additives.
Nicholson (1835);W. Papworth (1852);Sturgis et al. (1901–2)
Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).