|Rebuilt limestone field walls|
Monday, 20 August 2018
Been rebuilding 100m of ancient walls around the lead mining areas in Middleton by Wirksworth. Fascinating as we think some of these walls are pre enclosure because they are vertical. This could be late 1600s or early 1700s. It would appear that some of these have never been built looking at the condition of the stone in the middle of the wall. It's fascinating to wonder who may have built these, what their life was like, and so on.
Posted by Emma Yates at 12:11
Friday, 19 January 2018
There are very good reasons not to plant trees near walls.
The following photos show a wall with holly trees and others planted way to close. The roots grow into the wall and as the wind blows and trees move...well, you know what will happen.
|Can't cut these out so they stay under the wall|
Posted by Emma Yates at 00:59