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SOS Dunbar Conservation Area

I received this in my inbox yesterday. I’ve been banging on about these issues since moving here in 2008 and got pretty much nowhere, so obviously welcome this proposal, at least in principle. I’m getting in touch to let you know about an upcoming opportunity to get involved in discussions around ideas for addressing seemingly…

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Buildings at risk Death of a Tabernacle

Going going gone – Has Time has Run Out for Rare Dunbar Tin Tabernacle?

I found this expired advert on Gumtree, looks like it is too late now to save it. Tin and Timber Tabernacle Building. Free to a good home, needs to go ASAP Description Rare Tabernacle Building, free if you want to come and dismantle it. Needs to go asap. Call Duncan 07980922684, Located in Dunbar EH42.…

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Buildings at risk Death of a Tabernacle

HES Doesn’t Object to Demolition of Tin Tabernacle

Thank you to the local gentleman who passed on this lyrical non-objection from Historic Environment Scotland to the planning application seeking permission to demolish yet another piece of Dunbar’s heritage. Reading between the lines HES are saying very politely to the local planning authority that this is a building worth saving in its current context.  While…

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Buildings at risk Death of a Tabernacle

Death of a Tabernacle

There is seemingly little interest in much of the ephemeral built heritage of Dunbar, so I was naturally intrigued when someone alerted me to a conversation taking place around the Dunbar Tin Tabernacle, the only relatively intact example to survive in East Lothian, to perhaps make use of it as an informal arts facility. I was…

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Buildings at risk Death of a Tabernacle

Last of East Lothian Tin Tabernacles to be demolished

Sadly, one of East Lothian’s last Tin Tabernacles is very likely to be demolished. Despite being classed by the Buildings at Risk Register as one of several local buildings at ‘high risk’ (of decay or development), a developer now has the permissions they need to build on this sensitive site on the edge of the…

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Buildings at risk Death of a Tabernacle

Building at risk : The Tin Tabernacle Dunbar

The Tin Tabernacle is a fascinating vernacular building, formerly a hall to St Anne’s Episcopal Church, which was also made of tin. There is a note in the parish history that the tabernacle was dismantled and transported to Dunbar all the way from Falkirk, where it was no longer required. St Anne’s “iron church”, on…

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Look before you leap

Guidelines to buying an old building [nb: this leaflet was available to Local Authority Planning Departments and Estate Agents for distribution to their clients. It is published by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, with whom the copyright is vested, and which can be contacted for further information, though the leaflet itself seems to…