Historic Buildings – Tay Landscape Partnership http://www.taylp.org Tay Landscape Partnership History, Environment, Conservation, Heritage & Craft Tue, 29 May 2018 11:21:58 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10 Kinfauns Pop Up! Download and make your own mini Kinfauns! http://www.taylp.org/kinfauns-pop-up-download-and-make-your-own-mini-kinfauns/ http://www.taylp.org/kinfauns-pop-up-download-and-make-your-own-mini-kinfauns/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:31:57 +0000 http://www.taylp.org/?p=1033 As part of a larger programme of repair works at Kinfauns Old Parish Church Headland Archaeology have been doing several pieces of work, including recording and digging trial trenches in the building.

We asked Headland if they would create an outreach product to go along with there work and the Pop Up Mini Kinfauns appeared! Print out the pdf in colour and follow the assembly instructions included – it should end up looking like…

Mini pop up demo!
Mini pop up demo!

 

Can you build one? Take a pic and tweet it to @TayLandscape  – there may even be a prize for the best one!

Click here for the POP UP! KOPC-02-Illus-PopUp-eka

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Building Repair Grants http://www.taylp.org/historicbuildings/building-repair-grants/ http://www.taylp.org/historicbuildings/building-repair-grants/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:05:59 +0000 http://www.hostingtgo.co.uk/tlpv2/?post_type=historicbuildings&p=138 AbernethyAbernethy Grants Historic Building Grants

The Tay Landscape Partnership, a Heritage Lottery funded project, is happy to announce the launch of a small pot of funds available to building owners in the Abernethy Conservation area. This  Historic Building Repair grant scheme can offer private home and shop owners up to  50% of eligible costs (up to £5000) towards the cost of building work. The property needs to be a traditional building within the Abernethy Village Conservation Area, and be in line with the schemes eligible criteria.

For more information please download our leaflet – abernethy_leaflet_december_16

Though the first tranche has closed we are still accepting applications to the fund.  To register your interest in this grant scheme contact Sophie – Sophie.Nicol@pkht.org.uk

 

 

 

Errol mudwal leaflet coverErrol Mudwall Grant Scheme

As part of protecting our important built heritage and ensuring adequate repairs are undertaken the TayLP will have a building repair grant scheme for mudwall buildings in Errol too.

This  Historic Building Repair grant scheme can offer private home and shop owners up to  50% of eligible costs (up to £5000) towards the cost of building work. The property needs to be a traditional mudwall building within the Errol Village Conservation Area, and be in line with the schemes eligible criteria.

For more information please download our leaflet errol_leaflet_dec-2016_

The first round of applications close on 31st January 2016. To register your interest in this grant scheme  or to discuss your application please contact Sophie – Sophie.Nicol@pkht.org.uk

 

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Traditional Building Skills http://www.taylp.org/historicbuildings/traditional-building-skills/ http://www.taylp.org/historicbuildings/traditional-building-skills/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:04:07 +0000 http://www.hostingtgo.co.uk/tlpv2/?post_type=historicbuildings&p=136 Training in traditional building skills, using materials that have been used in our area for hundreds of years, such us stone, slate, lime mortar and thatch, is being offered to a broad range of people. These will be undertaken at various locations across the project and work in partnership with like-minded organisations to ensur

Megginch Castle wall restoration. Ben Carter.
Megginch Castle wall restoration.
Ben Carter.(c) George Logan

e the work is undertaken to a high standard.

Our first training session was run by Craig Frew of Frew Conservation in September and was held at Megginch Estate, near Errol.  The trainees were given thorough training in lime mortar repair and rebuilding a typical historic boundary wall. The next stage for the project team is to learn from this training in advance of the opportunities next spring summer. If you have a group who might be interested in getting involved please get in touch.

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Historic Churchyards http://www.taylp.org/historicbuildings/historic-churchyards/ http://www.taylp.org/historicbuildings/historic-churchyards/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:03:19 +0000 http://www.hostingtgo.co.uk/tlpv2/?post_type=historicbuildings&p=134  

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Recorded prior to work: Kinfauns Old Parish Church, Headland Archaeology (c)

 

Kinfauns Old Parish Church

The old parish church at Kinfauns is medieval, dating from the 12th century when it was a chapel for Scone Abbey. It was re-built post-Reformation and abandoned in the early 19th century. It is a Scheduled Monument and required urgent consolidation, including repair of ‘at risk’ monuments, window openings and wall heads.

The project  received grant support from Historic Scotland and the repair work is now complete.   Before repair work began Headland Archaeology, were on site to carry out photogrammetry survey and phased recording of the building, following completion of a desk based assessment.

Kinfauns Church after repair (c) George Logan

 

 

 

 

The survey created a  3D model –

Kinfauns Parish Church by Headland Archaeology on Sketchfab

 

RESOURCES

Desk Based Assessment KOPC-01-DBA-combined

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Other churchyard projects

Conservation work will also take place at several other churchyards across our area, including Abernethy and Rait.

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Clay Buildings of the Carse http://www.taylp.org/historicbuildings/clay-buildings-of-the-carse/ http://www.taylp.org/historicbuildings/clay-buildings-of-the-carse/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:54:49 +0000 http://www.hostingtgo.co.uk/tlpv2/?post_type=historicbuildings&p=132 Buildings that were “made out of the ground upon which they stood” were once the most common vernacular structures in parts of Scotland. In the Carse of Gowrie, a substantial number of significant historical structures survive that demonstrate the local tradition of mass clay walls or mud-wall. This construction method is virtually unrecognised, poorly recorded and not properly appreciated, protected or celebrated either locally or nationally. The buildings do not respond well to repairs in modern materials and fail rapidly, sometimes catastrophically, if not maintained appropriately. The project looks to secure the future of this now very rare construction method via repairs, training, awareness raising and education.

WORK TO DATE
Horn Farm, Errol
Last year TayLP commissioned mud mason Becky Little to carry out emergency repairs to a 2 storey clay built steading at Horn Farm, Carse of Gowrie. Broken rainwater goods  and water damage had caused partial collapse of a gable end. Using clay bricks and earth mortar Becky patched the building and will harl with a suitable lime later this year.

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Clay Apprentices
To broaden the professional knowledge and skills of working with earth buildings two apprentice placements were offered with Becky Little on TayLP jobs. Placements have been filled by both the Sottish Lime Centre Trust and Historic Scotland staff, more details of how they are getting on are coming soon…

CLAYFEST!
A week long festival of workshops, talks, art projects and community events was held in Errol, 8th – 13th June 2015.
The festival celebrated the culture of building with earth was coordinated by national charity Earth Building UK, and supported by the Tay Landscape Partnership and national heritage bodies.

In support of Clayfest! TayLP held an exhibition in Perth Museum and Art Gallery to celebrate our rich earth building culture and discuss the 21st century problems it faces. We are looking for local venues for our touring pop upexhibition to go – get in touch if you know a good venue!

 

Resources

Clay information leaflet – now online! TLP Clay Biggins Leaflet

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Explore Medieval Perth at Perth Museum on Saturday 12th of August http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/explore-medieval-perth-at-perth-museum-on-saturday-12th-of-august/ http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/explore-medieval-perth-at-perth-museum-on-saturday-12th-of-august/#respond Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:01:37 +0000 http://www.taylp.org/?post_type=taylp-event&p=1880 Explore the past using technology of the future on Saturday 12th August in Perth Museum. Discover digital reconstruction snapshots from Medieval Perth, featuring Perth High Street and Market,  launched in the museum.

Perth in the 1440s was the gateway between the worlds of highland and lowland Scotland. Situated near to Scone Abbey, where Scottish Kings were crowned, Perth was one of the wealthiest burghs in the Kingdom. 

The digital reconstruction is set shortly after the murder of King James I of Scotland at Perth’s Dominican friary. The reconstructions will bring the streets of Medieval Perth back to life during this significant but tumultuous time in history.

With a mobile phone and a Google Cardboard headset, you will be able to compare the modern day Perth to the medieval burgh. Exclusively on 12 August, try an Oculus Rift and X-box controller to walk down the actual medieval streets of Perth and transport yourself back to fifteenth-century Scotland. 

Be the first to download a preview of the Medieval Perth Virtual Reality directly to your mobile phone and experience Perth’s history in Virtual Reality.

Visit Perth like you’ve never seen it before. In Minecraft and between two ages, as Perth castle of the 1200’s crashed into modern Perth and dominates the town once more. Join Scottish-based, education technology company, Immersive Minds and explore the town in the context of the Castle’s historic location, learn about the castle, how the people of Perth lived back then and why the castle is no longer there. You may even get the chance to attack the castle in Minecraft.

Bring a memory stick if you would like to take the Minecraft map with you. For your own PC/Mac device at home.

 

 

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Make it in Mud! Help build a new clay shelter in Errol in May & June http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/make-it-in-mud-a-new-clay-construction-in-errol/ http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/make-it-in-mud-a-new-clay-construction-in-errol/#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 11:18:23 +0000 http://www.taylp.org/?post_type=taylp-event&p=1780 To celebrate the clay and earth building heritage of the Carse of Gowrie as part of TayLP, local mud mason Becky little will be building a new clay community shelter in the park in Errol village. She is looking for local people to help build this new structure, which will be started by Errol Primary school. Workshops in clay construction drop in sessions and more!

Wear work clothes, gloves, sturdy boots or willies. Bring a garden fork if you have one (large or small), packed lunch and drinks. Chunks of wood are useful for beating the wall but not vital. It is based in the middle of the playpark but there will be access to the village hall for toilets and washing.

When: 10am – 4pm but you can do as much or as little time as you like
Dates: May – 30 & 31 and June – 6,7,20 & 21

Cost: Free but booking essential
Contact Becky Little on becky@beckylittle.co.uk

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Lime Pointing workshop 26th May http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/lime-pointing-workshop-2/ http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/lime-pointing-workshop-2/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:41:26 +0000 http://www.taylp.org/?post_type=taylp-event&p=1767 A one-day practical workshop for those who want to learn more about re-pointing traditional stone walling using lime mortars. Although it says homeowners it’s open to anyone who can use this skill and some practical experience so anyone with an interest in heritage

Time: Minibus departs Perth: Broxden Park and Ride at 9.15am sharp and will return approx. 4.30pm. All participants must use the bus.

Participants will gain experience under supervision of experienced craftspeople, learning about; health & safety, tools, materials (lime mixes, sand), preparation, application, finishing, curing and protection.

FREE EVENT BUT BOOKING REQUIRED

Please contact Craig Frew—craig@frewconservation.co.uk / 01592 774488 to book a place or for more information.

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Lime Pointing workshop 17th May http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/lime-pointing-for-homeowners-workshop-1/ http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/lime-pointing-for-homeowners-workshop-1/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:38:03 +0000 http://www.taylp.org/?post_type=taylp-event&p=1763 A one-day practical workshop for those who want to learn more about re-pointing traditional stone walling using lime mortars. Although it says homeowners it’s open to anyone who can use this skill and some practical experience so anyone with an interest in heritage

Time: Minibus departs Perth: Broxden Park and Ride at 9.15am sharp and will return approx. 4.30pm. All participants must use the bus.

Participants will gain experience under supervision of experienced craftspeople, learning about; health & safety, tools, materials (lime mixes, sand), preparation, application, finishing, curing and protection.

FREE EVENT BUT BOOKING REQUIRED

Please contact Craig Frew—craig@frewconservation.co.uk / 01592 774488 to book a place or for more information.

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Into Old Buildings? http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/into-old-buildings/ http://www.taylp.org/taylp-event/into-old-buildings/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:15:45 +0000 http://www.taylp.org/?post_type=taylp-event&p=1641 Join Tom Morton, Scotland’s foremost Clay Architect, and hear about the nationally important clay building heritage in our area and find out how you can get involved with this exciting work

Friday 3 February 2017

6 – 8 pm

Talk by Tom at 6:30pm

Blend Coffee Lounge, 275 High Street, Perth

Just turn up!

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