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Restored Listed Fingal Place

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Project Details

The restored property on Fingal Place forms the bookend to a Georgian terrace of flatted townhouses, which are all Grade ‘A’ listed.

The external stone was in very poor condition and various non-period details had been added over the years, including cement render to the chimneys, which were not in keeping with the aesthetics of the original architecture. The brief was therefore to re-instate the period details and restore the external stonework.

At the front the finish of the new natural stone was Ashlar on the lower level and Broached Ashlar on the upper storeys. Red sandstone with a random rubble finish was used on the rear elevations. All the stone was cut to match existing details with particular emphasis on the bowed front configuration on the corner of Fingal Place and Argyle Place.

All the windows were replaced with traditional timber sash and case units with lead weights and astragals.

The original stone eaves detail had been removed and roof profile altered over time. As part of the work, the eaves detail was re-instated and the roof returned to the original design.

This project was coordinated by Christopher Dinnis Associates on behalf of the joint owners of the property. Historic Scotland was also approached for Grant Aid funding, which was forthcoming due to the location of the building in the Marchmont and Meadows Conservation area and the prominent nature of the historical facade.

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