Dry Stone Walls
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Dry Stone Walls

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The dry stone walls of Britain happen to be in areas which attract many tourists and so it is not surprising that the walls that are an integral part of the landscape should provoke so many questions. 'When were they built?', 'Who built them?', 'How do they stand up without cement?'. This book answers these and many other questions. The reasons for building dry stone walls, the story of their development, technical details of their construction, regional styles and the state of the craft today. Some old myths and legends are dispelled, in particular the mistaken idea that walling is a dying craft.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 144 x 204 x 18mm | 99.79g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0747806209
  • 9780747806202
  • 299,479

About Lawrence Garner

Lawrence Garner is a professional writer on landscape and countryside topics. In 1980 he took up a three year grand-aided post as the first Director of the Dry Stone Walling Association and was involved in establishing a professional register and encouraging various types of training.show more

Table of contents

Why dry stone walls?; The development of walls; The construction of a dry stone wall; Regional stones and styles; The craft today; Further reading; Organisations and activitiesshow more

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