Scottish Horse Monument, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 2009 - Nicolas Boyes Stone Conservation

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Scottish Horse Monument, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade,2009

Scottish Horse Monument

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Works:

Following the proposed construction of a new larger grandstand to accommodate the ever growing interest in the annual Edinburgh Tattoo, NBSC have been commissioned to assess the safety and wellbeing of a group of monuments situated on the north side of the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. This commemorative monument to the Scottish Horse Regiment who were killed during the South African War of 1901-2, is one of this group.

Works included:

Stabilising the Monument , Excavating Construction Joints, Removing Bronze Components, Deconstructing Masonry Components, Removing Biological Growth, Removing and Replacing Previous Repairs , Removing Copper Staining, Removing Environmental Pollution Soiling, Workshop Based Conservation Works, Cleaning, Chemical Treatments, Repatinating Bronze, Protective Wax Treatment, Construction of Bastion Support Structure, Reconstructing Monument, Re-bedding, Re-attaching Bronze , Re-Pointing of Construction Joints.

Scottish Horse Monument, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 2009<br />Surveying upper levels from a<br />lorry mounted hydraulic hoist Scottish Horse Monument,<br />Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 2009<br />Concentrations of moss, algae<br />and lichen within the joints Scottish Horse Monument,<br />Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 2009<br />Concentrations of moss, algae<br />and lichen within the joints Scottish Horse Monument,<br />Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 2009<br />Sooty carbon deposits on the<br />underside of the ring Scottish Horse Monument,<br />Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 2009<br />Sooty carbon deposits on the<br />underside of the ring Scottish Horse Monument,<br />Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 2009<br />Copper staining to the masonry<br />directly beneath bronze elements Scottish Horse Monument, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, 2009 - Iron staining to bronze elements