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Irish medieval mortars: implications for the formulation of new replacement mortars



Title: Irish medieval mortars: implications for the formulation of new replacement mortars
Author(s): J. Bolton
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 19 - 27
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 19
Language: English


Abstract: This paper provides an overview of medieval lime mortars in Ireland, based on comparison of the petrography and microstructure of 110 lime mortars from 35 archaeological sites in the Republic of Ireland. These comprise bedding, plastering and rendering mortars from a range of secular and ecclesiastical buildings including castles, churches, round towers and city walls. The paper outlines current gaps in knowledge of Irish historic mortars, and the challenges in using the data gained from analyses to specify repair and replacement mortars.


Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00