A building stone assessment of The Engine Shed, Stirling

Albornoz-Parra, L.J.; Tracey, E.A.; Gillespie, M.R.. 2014 A building stone assessment of The Engine Shed, Stirling. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 29pp. (CR/14/088N) (Unpublished)

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This report describes the outcomes of a project commissioned by Historic Scotland to identify suitable stone to use in forthcoming repairs to the building known as The Engine Shed, in Stirling, which will become Historic Scotland’s National Conservation Centre. A Building Stone Assessment has been conducted on three samples of sandstone supplied by Historic Scotland – two from different parts of The Engine Shed and one from the recently demolished Seaforth Place Bridge in Stirling – with a view to assessing whether stone recovered from the demolished bridge could be considered amongst the closest-matching currently available stones and therefore a suitable replacement stone. This assessment has shown that stone from the bridge is amongst the closest-matching stones, and should provide a good replacement stone for walling and copestones in The Engine Shed provided weathered stone is first removed from the recycled blocks and any blocks required to perform a load-bearing function are subjected to a geotechnical test to confirm they are sufficiently strong. Drumhead sandstone, which is currently quarried near Denny, should also provide a good replacement stone.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Funders/Sponsors: Historic Scotland
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This report made open with permission of Historic Scotland March 2015. This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Date made live: 17 Mar 2015 12:57 +0 (UTC)

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