Category: Projects

  • Stages of dry stone wall gap repair in The Ribble Valley.

    I was asked by a landowner to fix 2 gaps in a wall in July 2021. A car had ploughed straight through the wall and spun round in the field, turned around and smashed through another section back out onto the road. The driver was unharmed. This is often the case as the dry stone…

  • Kirkby Lonsdale

    Not often I get out of Lancashire to do some dry stone walling. This was a little job from November 2020 that I did near Kirkby-Lonsdale, just over the border inside Cumbria. It was an old vicarage that was privately owned and this was the entrance gateway to the existing church and graveyard. It had…

  • Stone Gateway Entrance Pillars

    A pair of large pillars I built in The Ribble Valley, finished late summer 2020. The gate pillars themselves are not strictly dry stone as have mortar inside to hold together. They need to support a huge pair of steel gates. The rest of the wall including the style is traditional dry stone. The stone…

  • Pendle dry stone wall gap August 2020

    A small gap repair I did near Roughlee in the Pendle area of Lancashire this August. This is the first picture that inlcudes me in the photo as I now have a part-time helper and trainee in Samantha, a recent refugee from London, to take the photos! A stunning place to work as you can…

  • Recent dry stone walls

    A dry stone wall repair in Mellor Couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a farmer in Mellor, Nr Blackburn, to repair this corner of a dry stone wall. He hit it with his tractor and trailer when going through the gateway. Can’t leave a mess like this for long. Certainly not next to…

  • Dry Stone Wall Repair, Ribble Valley Mellor march 2019.

    Some fool knocked over a good section of field wall with their car in Mellor on The Ribble Valley / Blackburn Border. I get a lot of jobs like this. Usually, if the driver is identified, the insurance company will ask for a quote and then get back within a couple of weeks with an…

  • Dry stone wall repair Near Longridge Feb 2019

    This was a little job I was asked to do when a bin lorry caught the wall while turning on a tight country lane. I get asked to do quite a few of these ‘insurance jobs’ where a vehicle has caused some damage and the insurance company asks for a quote before paying out. The…

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