Dry Stone Walling

A dry stone wall is a free standing wall built without mortar, using smaller stones to pack the space between the wall faces.

The heritage of dry stone walling as a method of enclosing fields, lies at least as far back as the Neolithic Period and alongside hedgerows, dry stone walls are the most commonly used field boundaries in England. Whilst hedgerows are most common in low lying land, dry stone walling is most often found on the higher ground - notably Dartmoor and Bodmin in Devon and Cornwall.