ST7475 : Dry stone wall, cross-section

taken 11 years ago, near to Dyrham, South Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Dry stone wall, cross-section
Dry stone wall, cross-section
This section of wall has been built to show visitors the method of construction of dry stone walls. The information note beside it explains the earliest walls would have been made using stones found when clearing the field for cultivation. A later period of wall building occurred in 18th and early 19th century when landowners 'enclosed' their estates. They often created small quarries nearby to supply the stone needed for the walls.
There are over 2 miles of dry stone walls marking the boundary of Dyrham Park.
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ST7475, 207 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 April, 2007
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Wall > Wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7439 7589 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8828N 2:22.2110W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7439 7589
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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