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Historic Estates

Scotland has a number of historic estates dating from medieval times through to the 19th century. These estates were often designed as a single entity, complete with mains farm and steadings, gate houses, dovecots, ice houses as well as the main house and landscaped gardens with boundary walls.

However, this designed entity is often at risk from incremental development and inappropriate conservation and repair. It is important to recognise this architectural unity and maintain local details and characteristics, preserving the estate through employing traditional skills and local materials.

LTM’s respected masonry teams can recognise and replicate all types of traditional masonry details, from carving replacement decorative stonework and indenting compatible masonry blocks to imitating regional pointing patterns and techniques.

LTM Consultancy can also provide professional, technical advice on appropriate conservation practice for all building types. We can investigate building defects, conduct detailed stone and plasterwork surveys and identify pragmatic, cost-effective solutions to sustain the historic fabric in keeping with the character and appearance of the historic estate.

Featured Historic Estates Case Studies

Leith Hall - Huntly - Historic Estates
Leith Hall - Huntly

Leith Hall is a Category A Listed building located Huntly in Aberdeenshire. The first tower of Leith Hall was built by James Leith in 1650; it is now an 18th century neo-classical country mansion with elegant interiors including beautiful plaster ornamentation ...

Kilcairney House - Perthshire - Historic Estates
Kilcairney House - Perthshire

LTM were contracted by Bidwells Property Consultants to undertake conservation works to the porch entrance Ionic capitals at Kilcairney House. The restoration of the Ionic capitals involved a range of works including: careful removal of previous cementitious repairs and replacement ...

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