Crichton Estate: A cultural built heritage perspective

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the history and development of the Crichton Estates and the subsequent contribution of stakeholders’ perceptions to the cultural significance of the town of Dumfries and Galloway.
Approach: An in-depth literature review was conducted to establish the historical planning and development of the Crichton Estate. This was followed by a site visit and a face-to-face in-terview with the Estate Surveyor to allow a broad and deep discussion of the legacy of the Crichton Estate and its impacts at the local, national and international levels.
Finding: In the field of sustainable development, the promotion of private owners’ values and aspirations of creating better communities on the built environment plays an important role in generating positive social, economic, environment and cultural outcomes. In the long term, a legacy evolves with a heritage perspective in terms of how the Crichton Estate affected not just the evolution of local planning and development frameworks but also the well-being of people in local, national and international communities.
Practical implication: This paper argues the diverse perceptions of stakeholders concerning the interests and values of the Crichton Estate have influenced the planning and development of the Crichton Estate over the last 185 years. Therefore, understating stakeholders is vital for harmonising the challenges involved in the decision-making process within the context of her-itage conservation.
Originality/value: The original contribution of this paper is providing insight about stake-holders’ roles in the construction of the significant values and their perceptions in the conserva-tion of the Crichton Estate.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
EventREHAB 2017: International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 14 Jun 201716 Jun 2017
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceREHAB 2017
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