Here we are building an S shaped boundary wall. To do this we’ve used stone from the original collapsing stone walls. The remaining stone has broken down to fairly small pieces, smaller than is ideal but in this part of Yorkshire it is fairly common to see old walls that have lasted built from very small thin pieces of stone. Thin pieces of stone also makes for a neat pleasing wall that matches the surroundings, on the down side it takes much longer to build. In order to make use of the stone we’ve had to grade it thoroughly to remove unusable pieces, and bring in a proportion of new stone for base stones, through stones and for the wall ends. Interestingly the wall was built as part of a local estate and has very nicely worked Cope stones, most of these have survived but we made some new ones to replace the few that were missing.