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P530883

Uploaded on:
11/03/2009 02:38:49
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File Size:
276.41 KB
Dimensions:
1000 x 667 pixels
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P number: P530883
Caption: Detail of building in Gayfield Place, Edinburgh, Lothian Region.
Description: The image shows one of Edinburgh's historic New Town buildings which has recently undergone extensive stone repairs involving the insertion (or indenting as it is called) of new masonry blocks. After around 200 years of exposure to the Scottish climate some of the sandstone in these buildings has decayed and requires replacement. In this case the original masonry dating from around 1790 has been replaced using Stancliffe stone from Derbyshire. All of the original sandstone quarry sources in and around Edinburgh are no longer in production and replacement stone has to be imported, much of it coming from northern England.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 276.41 KB; 1000 x 667 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 176 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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