Another stone wall

Another satisfying stone job during the winter was this field wall at Hartley Royd, Blue Bell Lane, Todmorden. There’s a nice mix of colourful stone in this build and lots of satisfying details, including an arched-back curve to the entire wall and this lovely S-curve to finish at the set-back wall-head:

Stone can be sinuous!

Stone can be sinuous!

I love this kind of work, and most of all I love throwing patches of angular-stone into regular course-work. Mmmm. Tasty. (If you don’t know what I’m on about, look in the photo below for the riff in the middle of the wall about a third of the way in from the left. I know I’m a geek. And proud.)

Ka-chink!

Ka-chink!

(Thanks to David and Cecilia not only for the cups of tea but the wondrous home made cakes. Jacques and I actually have a league-table of dry stone walling and associated customers based on the quality and quantity of their refreshments. These guys are right up there along with the Soup Lady of Mytholmroyd (you know who you are), Jane Cox and her magnificent bacon butties, and of course Hilary of Todmorden, who stopped Jacques working for hours every lunchtime with a three course meal of superlative quality. You are all fondly remembered…)

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2 Responses to Another stone wall

  1. pam says:

    That is really, a very beautiful wall well done x

  2. blackbarkers says:

    Thanks Pam!
    Much appreciated.
    Hywel

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