The Saltoun Family Mausoleum
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|Address||Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh, AB43 9BY|
|Property History||The Mausoleum is a late 18th century or early 19th, small rectangular structure, likely to be a survival of the original 16th century cruciform church, and it could have been a side chapel or aisle to the Saltoun family. It has a stone pyramidal roof with a central stone finial or spirelet. There is a heraldic panel on the south face, positioned in a blocked pointed-arch opening.|
|Works||Comprehensive works to conserve the exterior; repairs to stonework, wall pointing and harling; repairs to stone roof including re-pointing; unblock of Mausoleum entrance; repairs to ironwork including new iron gate and grille; lime painting and professional fees.|
|End Use||Remains the same – Historic Mausoleum|
|Timescale||November 2020 – May 2021|
|Description of Repair Works||Comprehensive works to conserve the exterior; repairs to stonework, wall pointing and harling; repairs to stone roof including re-pointing; unblock of Mausoleum entrance; repairs to ironwork including new iron gate and grille; lime painting and professional fees.|
|Contractor||Harper & Allen Masonry|
|Fraserburgh CARS Project Officer Recommendation||“By replacing the cementitious harling with a lime harling, and by unblocking the Mausoleum and reinstating a protective gate in a traditional design with appropriate materials, the proposals not only preserve and enhance the character of the property, the high street, and the Central Conservation Area; they also permit the building to breathe and, for the first time in decades, offer the public the opportunity to view into the structure and, thereby, improve their understanding of the structure.” (Conservation Architect’s statement)|
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