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Talks on Walling

We are regularly asked to give ilustrated talks on walling to a variety of organisations.

There are several subjects directly relating to dry stone walls and structures. The style of walling varies throughout the UK nearly always led by the local geology. Walls may be built for more reasons than managing stock, and often they will have a number of interesting features built to serve a, sometimes long forgotten, purpose.

The history of walls reaches far back in time to the stone age. In the UK we have fine examples like the monuments and structures around Stonehenge, or more recently Mousa Broch a 2000 year old defensive structure in Shetland (opposite). More recently still, medieval walls describe different patterns on the landscape to the eighteenth and nineteenth century enclosure walls. And in recent years the craft is expanding into art and sculpture.

Mousa Broch

Please contact brian.hartley@btinternet.com for more information.