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Black Bull Close

Black Bull Close: Feasibility Study

We have just received the options appraisal report/feasibility study on our proposal for the Black Bull Close and the buildings within. This is a really exciting time for us and it’s important we know your thoughts on it all. We have left two printed copies at the library in the Bleachingfields and you can also…

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Black Bull Close Construction

Archaeological Report for the Black Bull Close

We have at last got the drawings and brief historical info from the archaeologists. Historic Environment Scotland (formerly RCAHMS) prepared drawings, in part using OUR survey, which were then used by Tom Addyman’s team. Their historical information does not go much beyond what we already knew but does give a professional/formal stamp to this base…

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Black Bull Close

Heritage Funding for the Black Bull Close

The Ridge is working with East Lothian Council to explore ways to save the historic Black Bull Close, where ruined buildings thought to date from the 17th Century have reached the point of being almost beyond salvage. Not much detail is known about the history of this intriguing close off the High Street. Along with…

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Black Bull Close Dunbar Grammar School Training

Local Area Partnership is funding the Ridge

The Ridge has been lucky enough recently to receive funding from the Local Area Partnership to clear overgrown vegetation from the Black Bull Close. This is a fantastic step forward for us and “clears the way” so to speak to allow Simpson and Brown to carry out a Feasibility Study to further our works in the…

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Black Bull Close

Repair and restoration of the Black Bull buildings

Historic Environment Scotland has committed to an on-going long term relationship with The Ridge to repair and restore the boundary walls and masonry elements of the Black Bull buildings.