Dry stone walls
Dry Stone Waller in Lancashire
Dry Stone Masonry: Boundary Walls – Restoration & New Build
A short selection of our extensive portfolio of works in dry stone walling stonework are provided below and are typical of our everyday operations. We endeavour to take close up images of our work where possible along with wider images to enable full appreciation of works. some images are stills, whilst others can be enlarged. For some dry stone walling projects, we have provided extension links to case studies of our stonework, which provide an extended series of images and commentry on a particular projects from initiation to completion,and some projects we are currently undertaking
Check out our Works Vault to view some of our Dry Stone Masonry Boundary Walls projects
We undertake a wide range of specialist, bespoke dry stone walling and stonework construction works in natural stone, in a wide variety of stone types, equally varied localities and throughout most weather conditions.
Roadside section of new build dry stone wall 16m x 1.6m using reclaimed coarse grained micaceous sandstone and original copestones sourced on site. This wall was part of a series of dry stone boundary walls and retaining walls constructed by us for a major national housing development corporation
West face section of a bespoke 66ft x 5ft 6″ dry stone wall topped with fine grained
buff sandstone ‘hoggs back’ copestones with gritstone setts border
East face section of a bespoke 66ft x 5ft 6″ dry stone wall topped with fine grained buff sandstone copestones
You can read more about this project on our Drystone stonework case studies pages
Section of Decorative level bed sandstone dry stone wall which is also a strong stock wall
segregating a garden from surrounding livestock farmland.
Heritage Restoration 322m contract works – 87m section of Gritstone dry stone wall restored.
Originally built circa 1841 as an estate boundary wall.
You can read more about this Heritage Restoration project on our Drystone stonework case studies page
Part of a 110 metre Gritstone Dry Stone Wall historical boundary restoration project.
The image above and three images below show part of a heritage restoration 2000m Environmental Stewardship dry stone walling contract adjoining Hadrians Wall. Whinstone (Dolerite), a difficult heavy. multi-shaped stone to work with.
The restored dry stone wall – a consumption dyke, follows the original, historical livestock boundary wall footings, dating back to approximately mainly 1680 with some previous Neolithic stone walkways adjoining what now remains of a Neolithic village in the nearby fields
Many of our stock wall contracts are undertaken and inspected upon completion, under the DEFRA Environmental Stewardship scheme, which is aimed at Farmers and other private landowners. Other works are private, other business, or other grant source funded; for example, our recent externally, privately funded scheme exclusively for Lancashire Farmers.
The majority of field walls are constructed using stone that is already on site, largely from the derelict or collapsed walls that require rebuilding. The local style of walling is always adopted in the construction of the new wall, along with the standard specifications with some local variations as required. Approximately 23% of dry stone walls reconstructed by us are dated by landscape Archeologists to have been initially constructed between the years 1380 and 1650.