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Refurbishment Case Study 28

This Refurbishment Case Study describes lime pointing and other small scale repair works carried out on Hobkirk Church in the Scottish Borders. It describes the mixing and use of a lime mortar made from local sand and quicklime, and the lessons learnt during the works. 

The re-pointing was done over two years, in two week-long sessions in the summers of 2013 and 2014. After a reasonable interval the condition of the work was reviewed and the opportunity taken to record and describe the process.


  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts

  • Date Published

    15 August 2018

  • Publisher

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Technical, Advice & Guidance, Case Study

  • Author(s)

    Historic Environment Scotland



  • Format(s)

  • Language

    English


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Front cover of Refurbishment Case Study 28