P526582

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P number: P526582
Caption: Specimen of Scots slate.
Description: This sample of roofing slate shows all the typical characteristics of a Scots slate. It has a very dark colour, with a rough surface and hand-cut edge. It is dressed in the Scots style with a 'shouldered' top and a single nail hole. This sample of roofing slate shows all the typical characteristics of a Scots slate. It has a very dark colour, with a rough surface and hand-cut edge. It is dressed in the Scots style with a 'shouldered' top and a single nail hole. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 135. For hundreds of years slate was the preferred roofing material in Scotland. The geological variation found in slate quarries from across Scotland meant that each produced a characteristic slate, with a colour, texture and thickness varying from region to region. At its peak in the late 1800s the slate industry in Scotland produced some 45,000 tons annually. This specimen is of Precambrian age.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 150.47 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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