A Guide to Dry Stone Walling, Book Book

A Guide to Dry Stone Walling Book


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Dry stone walling is one of the oldest of countryside crafts, and these attractive structures form one of the most striking features of the rural landscape, whether on upland pastures, fell or moorland. The author looks into the history and development of dry stone walling before demonstrating how to build a wall with step-by-step explanations accompanied by photographs and diagrams. Topics include: how to acquire suitable stone; tools of the trade; basic walling technique; building or repairing a curved wall; walling on slopes and, finally, gapping, retaining walls and variations. Illustrated throughout, this book will be enjoyable reading for all those interested in rural crafts.