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In situ, non-destructive testing for evaluating the role of pointing mortar in preventive conservation strategies. A case-study on Reigate Stone at the Wardrobe Tower, Tower of London

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The correct choice of pointing mortar is considered crucial to the conservation of historic masonry. A proliferation of cement and eminently hydraulic lime mortars since the late 19th century has accelerated the deterioration of built cultural heritage in many parts of the world. Whilst the use of softer, lime-based mortars in stone conservation is now common practice, their role in the overall conservation strategy of highly vulnerable building stones such as Reigate Stone requires assessmen...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.3390/min11040345

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2020-090X
Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Minerals Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Article number:
345
Publication date:
2021-03-26
Acceptance date:
2021-03-21
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EISSN:
2075-163X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1237629
Local pid:
pubs:1237629
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2022-02-07

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