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.

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SCARBOROUGH GABLE BOARDS