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P number: P530882
Caption: Building in Gayfield Place, Edinburgh, Lothian Region.
Description: This property is a Category 'A' Listed Building which was constructed in 1790 as part of the early development of the Edinburgh New Town. During the 20th century the building has undergone several phases of stone repair, funded initially by the Edinburgh New Town Conservation Committee and later by the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. It is typical of many of the historic sandstone buildings in Edinburgh in that after 200 years it requires replacement of some of decayed stone. Fortunately in most buildings in the Edinburgh New Town the original stones have lasted very well and only a proportion need to be replaced. Because the original masonry is generally darker in colour (from weathering and soiling) the new stone often stands out visually, leading to a patchwork or chequerboard appearance. However, with time the new stone will also darken in colour and the repairs will become less visible.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 251.19 KB; 667 x 1000 pixels; 56 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 176 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Stone and the built heritage (Building Britain)  


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