Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
1984 cover scanned from my private collection

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
2007 cover reissued as part of the Shire Library series at 40 pages

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Why Dry Stone Walls?
  • The Development of Walls
  • Construction of a Dry Stone Wall
  • Regional Stones and Styles
  • The Craft Today
  • Organisations
  • Further Reading
  • Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Dry Stone Walls, Book No. 114
Author/Designer: Lawrence Garner
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1984
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0852636660

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white. You get a cliff notes overview of the history and purpose of day stone walls, and then a tantalizing tutorial on how they're built. I'm sure there are plenty of important details left out, but if there was an apocalypse and I had to make a go of surviving it on my own, I think I'd like to have a complete run of the Shire Library just for books like this.

Shire Publications always includes a reading list and a visitor or museum listing where you can see real examples of the subject matter of the issue. I love that feature of these books and think it's worth the price of admission all by itself!