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Dry Stone Walls in England
Alan Harris

The countryside in many parts of England is laced with "dry stone walls"--structures seen in a variety of shapes and sizes, and built from interlocking stones which need no mortar to be quite stable. Many different styles exist, depending on the surroundings, the stone available, and the ingenuity of the wall builder. For centuries, English farmers and shepherds have been clearing stone from their fields and using it to construct or repair their dry stone walls, which keep livestock in place or mark field boundaries. The following photo essay shows English walls from both near and far.

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Links to information about dry stone walls:
Wikipedia article
History of dry stone walls in England
Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain

Photography by Alan and Linda Harris
using Canon Powershot A95 and Kodak DC280 digital cameras

Locations: Ilkley, Langcliffe area, Yorkshire Dales
near Malham Cove, Langdale (Lake District),
Grassington vicinity near Yarnbury lead mine
July, 2007

Photographs and text by Alan Harris. All rights reserved.

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