Drystone Wallers

based in West Yorkshire

Specialist Projects

July 7, 2012 by Sam

Working sheep fold at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

incorporating a ‘shadow stone’ in the centre. Part of the Andy Goldsworthy exhibit. Six members of our team received the Pinnacle award from the D.S.W.A.

Seat on the Stanza Stones poetry trail

Conceived by Nick Ferguson Axis Walling and constructed in partnership with Simon Lumb and members of Lunky Associates. This seat can be found on the Pale Hill, Marsden, in a disused quarry. The seats and poems were funded by the Cultural Olympiad in conjunction with Ilkley literature.

Waverley Housing Development

These walls/exhibits are placed at the main entrance road to a new 5000 home development in Sheffield, the black granite coursing running down the centre of the wall is there to represent a coal seam in tribute to the mining background of this area.

Doorway from Yateholme Farmhouse

(now at the bottom of Yateholme Reservoir!) mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086. Now refurbished and placed in the entrance to a park.

Dry stone bridge crossing ha-ha ditch at Wentworth Castle

Arched drainage tunnel, cobbled surface and parapet walls finished with half-round and hogs back top stones. Designed and built by our team (this was substantially cheaper than the oak equivalent!)

Working alongside and advising English Heritage at Wentworth, we have renovated hundreds of metres of the country’s oldest known ha-ha wall (an estate wall built at one side of a ditch, designed to contain livestock but not spoil the view). This wall was also housing a greater crested newt colony, an endangered species.

We have also restored a number of the estates’ walls including some damaged by badgers, and carried out teaching workshops where volunteers and staff have learned the basics of dry stone walling.

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