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English Dry Stone Walling

English Dry Stone Walling

Soul and Roland

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Dec 2, 2019 – (10 views)


Drystone walls are one of the most commonly used field boundaries in England, and help create what we now regard as the traditional pattern of field and lanes so evocative of rural England. Drystone walling is most often found in the Highland, or Upland, areas of the UK (roughly the south-west, the Pennines, the Lake District, the Northeast). The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age. Drystone walls are not merely features of agricultural interest; they are in a sense, living history; a legacy of the movement towards enclosure of common farming and grazing land as English society moved away from feudalism.