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.
SCARBOROUGH GABLE BOARDS
Peter Ayley MA RCA
Scarborough Gable Boards
The results of the study have been compiled into a slideshow with a narration of the article published in the Summer 2015 SPAB magazine: