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P526541

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P number: P526541
Caption: Specimen of Sandstone with tooled surface from Edinburgh, Lothian Region.
Description: Sample of sandstone with tooled surface from the building stone collection of the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. The stone has a broached chiselled surface with a very pale orange-buff colour. This sample has been worked by a stone mason in order to test whether it is a suitable replacement stone for use in the New Town of Edinburgh. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 94. In the repair of historic masonry there should be a close match between the new stone and original stone, both geologically and visually. Attempts should be made to obtain the original material, and if necessary consider reopening the original quarry. If appropriate permissions are obtained, it can be possible to extract enough material for a major repair in a short time with minimal disturbance. Many old quarries have now been infilled, commonly with houshold waste as landfill sites. Some of these have also been built over, effectively sterilising the building stone resource that they contain.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 374.48 KB; 775 x 1000 pixels; 66 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 205 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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