Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Refurbishment Case Study 32

This Case Study describes work to a small vernacular building in Torthorwald, Dumfries and Galloway, built of stone, clay and thatch. It is managed by a community association as a museum of traditional life. 

Our case study explains the conservation work undertaken following a fire at the building and explains the factors considered in its repair.


  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    29 March 2019

  • Publication Types

    Case Study

  • Format(s)

    Download PDF

  • Language

    English

  • Subjects

    Archaeology, Architecture


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Cover page featuring a thatched cottage with white painted stone walls