ashlar masonry

ashlar masonry

Smooth square stones laid with mortar in horizontal courses. See also: Masonry
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ashlar masonry

ashlar masonry: A, random-range quarry-faced ashlar; B, random-range dressed-faced ashlar; C, coursed quarryfaced ashlar; D, coursed dressed ashlar with margin draft; E, bonder in ashlar; f, rubble filling back of ashlar
Masonry composed of rectangular units of burnt clay or shale, or stone, generally larger in size than brick and properly bonded, having sawn, dressed, or squared beds and joints laid in mortar.
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The tops of the canal walls were finished with ashlar masonry blocks weighing up to 2 tons each.
The power of the tremor is indicated by the distortions of the walls and the movement of the heavy ashlar masonry," it added.
He said that the newly discovered monastery built in Diaper and Semi ashlar masonry lay in Mud Mortar.
On the outside its mellow, limestone, ashlar masonry is wonderfully Gothic with lots of chimneys, sloping slate roofs with coped gables and fine, sash windows.