Stromness Conservation Area: Building and Landscape Survey

Ruxandra Stoica, Nikolia Kartalou

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Abstract

The following report presents the results of a collaborative project between the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies (SCCS), Orkney Islands Council (OIC) and Stromness Townscape Heritage Initiative (STHI), in which a survey of the built fabric of the Stromness Conservation Area was conducted in May 2014.
The purpose of this project was to survey and assess the state of conservation of the built environment within the Stromness Conservation Area, prior to the completion of the Stromness Townscape Heritage Initiative later this year. In particular, the study involved a detailed visual survey of the buildings and streetscape of the Conservation Area, recording such details as the finishes and condition of each building, alongside the location of street furniture, signage
and significant views within the wider urban context. The resulting data was mapped with the use of AutoCAD and QGIS, enabling further spatial analysis. The survey provides a comprehensive reference point for the state of conservation of the built fabric within Stromness Conservation Area and will aid future conservation and regeneration decisions.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOrkney Islands Council
Commissioning bodyOrkney Islands Council
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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