Standing building survey is what you do to assess the different stages of a building - additions, alterations, phases of construction, etc. that can be seen in a stone building. Either that, or surveying any interesting structure of stone, brick, etc. that is of interest.
Steve Driscoll & Nicola Reid were in charge of helping us out with this, and Steve had chosen a ruined weavers hut which stood across from a (still occupied) weavers cottage.
|This is the back side of the weaving shed - which Gen, a class-mate of mine and I were drawing.|
|A few roof-tiles still clinging on.|
|The side of the shed, with the door to the upstairs.|
|The front of the shed.|
|Martin, one of my class-mates, trying to catch the attention of the cats.|
|The cats weren't distracting at all!|
|Some were more friendly than others.|
|An inside view of the door.|
|A blocked up-chimney and a wee stove.|
|The adjoining building.|
|People mistakenly put cement (concrete?) around the old stones, thinking it will preserve them, but it just leads to quicker erosion and destruction.|