banker mason


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master mason

An exceptionally well-qualified mason in the Middle Ages; a position more or less equivalent to that of an architect today.
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There are two main types of work: banker masons cut, shape and dress stone, giving it a textured or polished finish, and may carve figures and patterns; fixer masons bed stone onto mortar on building sites according to architects' plans.
Banker masons are usually based in a workshop where they cut and shape stonework with a range of hand and power tools, working from templates and moulds, to give it a textured or polished finish (dressing) in accordance with design plans.
Banker masons are usually based in a workshop, where they cut and shape stonework with a range of hand and power tools, working from templates and moulds.