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Caption: Specimen of Shire-Hill sandstone from Shirehill Quarry, Wingerworth, Derbyshire.
Description: Sample of Shire-Hill sandstone from the building stone collection of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. The stone has a cut surface with a very pale orange-grey colour. Many different sandstone types are available for the repair of historic buildings. In Edinburgh the stone chosen for a particular job is very carefully selected so as to match in with the origional masonry. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 53. Despite being around 200 years old, most of the New Town of Edinburgh is still intact and is typified by rows of terraced Georgian houses built of distinctive grey ashlar sandstone, with facades showing tooling or polished, rusticated, broached and rock-faced ashlar, and numerous moulded details. Although the function of many of the buildings has changed over the years, the Edinburgh New Town still retains a great deal of its original character, largely due to the characteristic stonework that typifies the cityscape.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
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Orientation: Landscape
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Stone and the built heritage (Building Britain)  


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