Agricultural walling

Agriculture is where it all began for dry stone walling, thousands of years ago. IMG_2162

The Celts were expert stone builders and the clearance of land for agricultural purposes expanded the existence of stone walls on the British Isles. The main walling period in history was between 1800 and 1850 and most of the walls that we see around today date from that period and have been repaired since.

Dry stone walling can be found around the world in countries such as the US, France, Switzerland, Nepal, Tibet, Australia and Canada to name a few, but the epicentre is the UK, which boasts around 180,000 miles of dry stone walls. Unfortunately 90-95% of these are deemed to be in need of repair or non-stockproof, so there’s a lot of work to be done.

Farm walls need to be strong and with a good, smooth face to ensure livestock cannot get a foothold on the wall face and escape.

That’s it really: we dig out a trench, we locate the stone if it’s become buried or lost, we rebuild the wall to it’s former glory.

Call us for a visit.  We can provide an efficient service for emergency gap filling at short notice. We can give you a complete rebuild.