Many of the homes built during Scarborough's nineteenth century suburban expansion have roofs overhanging the gable walls.


A particular characteristic is how the gable-board edging the roof has been pierced and carved.


A study of 120 of these shows some of the variety achieved by cutting holes in a plank of wood with some subsequent chiselling.


There is no legal protection for these architectural features in spite of them being in a Conservation Area.


Their imaginative replacement with a flat expanse of rigid PVC has begun.


The results of the study have been compiled into a slideshow with a narration of the article published in the Summer 2015 SPAB magazine: