P526495

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P number: P526495
Caption: Specimen of Cat Castle sandstone, Catcastle Quarry, Lartington, Barnard Castle, Durham.
Description: Sample of Cat Castle sandstone from the building stone collection of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. The stone has a cut surface with a highly variable pale orange colour with concentric wavy brown markings. This specimen is of Carboniferous age. This sample of sandstone is one of a large number of different types available for repair work in the historic buildings of Edinburgh. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 48. The Edinburgh New Town was originally designed as a residential area. Today the population is over 2000, whilst approximately 35,000 people are employed in the area. Organizations responsible for the maintenance of Scotland's built heritage view the Edinburgh New Town as a significant asset which will help reinforce Edinburgh's role as a leading European city in terms of townscape, business and tourism.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
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Orientation: Landscape
Size: 298.09 KB; 1000 x 775 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 205 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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