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West Road Newport on Tay
This unusual building is in fact a private dwelling house on the west side of Newport
on Tay overlooking the Firth of Tay.
The building suffered from damp as a result of water ingress through failed masonry
and the poor condition of roof surfaces. The cement harl was removed, the rubble
wall repaired and consolidated and a traditional hydraulic lime harl designed to
follow the surface contours of the walls applied. The harled surface was finished
with several coats of limewash.
The east and west chimneys were taken down and rebuilt, lead gutters and flashings
were replaced and isolated stone indent repairs carried out. At the rear of the building
an upwards extension was created and finished in the same harl and limewash. The
original pediment copes were laid aside during construction and re-used to complete
the new build.