Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Technical Paper 31

Historic External Lime Finishes in Scotland

Technical Paper 31 sets out the historical background to external lime coatings on traditional buildings. It presents a series of illustrated examples of buildings with surviving original finishes. 

The paper includes 75 case studies where the historic finish remains, either substantially or in part, and considers the evidence for how and why these finishes were applied.

  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    15 July 2019

  • Publication Types

    Technical Paper, Technical, Advice & Guidance

  • Author(s)

    Tom Addyman and Tim Meek

  • Format(s)

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    Technical Paper 31 (21.46 MB)
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Cover page featuring a photo of a historic building