dry stone wall

dry stone wall

A wall composed of stones not cemented with mortar. dry strength The strength of an adhesive joint determined immediately after drying under specified conditions, or after a period of conditioning in the standard laboratory atmosphere.
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A DRIVER is to face court charged with drinking and driving, following a crash which saw his car hit a dry stone wall and fly through the air.
He said: "It is widely assumed that the boundary wall at Bradgate Park is a dry stone wall but closer investigation of the original sections of wall that remain demonstrate that this was not designed to be the case for the following reasons: "The ratio of the width of the base of the wall to its height - a dry stone wall is built with an "A-shaped" profile to give it stability.
SNOWDONIA National Park Authority (SNPA) is offering day-long training sessions on the art of dry stone wall building.
During the dry stone wall taster sessions attendees were taught everything from dismantling, laying foundation stones, through stones, building stone and filling, and then laying the copestones - the pieces of rock shaped for the purpose - on the very top.
Stephen Dawson emailed to ask what plants he should put in his newly-built, south-facing dry stone wall. Carol: The wall's your oyster!
A COUPLE who fell over a dry stone wall while getting "amorous" sparked a major rescue by the emergency services, the fire service said.
Ring is a dry stone wall builder, designer and artist.
Organised by Durham County Council on behalf of Durham Hedgerow Partnership, the awards are open to anyone who has built or restored a dry stone wall or hedge in County Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland or Darlington.
Samia has been building stone walls for the better part of 30 years, and he said building a dry stone wall is a skill honed by experience.
Some people are so enthusiastic about dry stone wall building that they enter competitions, striving to be the area champion, and many more volunteer to repair walls for conservation groups and the like.
Liz Crowsley, 49, was probably knocked out by the spooked cattle and suffered "postural asphyxiation" on a dry stone wall near Gayle in the Yorkshire Dales in June, coroner Geoff Fell said.