3 separate articles on wall patterns can be found in Walling Treasures
5. Clawdd Cuckoo Land. (pdf). Stonechat 27, Winter 2012/13
A look at the building of a demonstration Clawdd at Dry Stone Walling Across Canada's, 2012 Thanksgiving stone festival. Including thoughts/techniques on such structures in cold climates.
4. Polygonal Masonry. Stonechat, Summer 2008
A look at poygonal masonry with specific reference to the Incas and to Mallorca.
3. Cornish Hedges - A different slant. Waller and Dyker, Spring 2004
A look at the possible reasons for concave batters and their function.
2. Controversy of the cloddiau. Natural Stone Specialist , January 2002
Was the pattern used on 20 miles of new clawdd along the A55 the right one? 2
1. Cloddiau. Stonechat, July 1996
A basic look at cloddiau, mainly differing patterns.
NORTH WALES SLATE AND SLATE QUARRY WALLS
There is another article under Walling Treasures or to go directly to the article pdf... North Wales Slate Industry.
Slate and Water
A look at the role of water in the slate quarries and some of the structures built to harness its power. Written for Vermont Stonetrust Newletter coming soon
6. Slatelandia Revisted. (pdf) Stonexus XVI 2018
Additional photos from Prince of Wales Quarry and a small amount of text by Tomas Lipps from my notes
5. Slatelandia. (pdf) Stonexus , XV, 2017
A revampeded and re-illustrated version of "From the pyramids..." (below)
4. Wonder walls: the extraordinary walls of the North Wales slate industry. (pdf) Network News, April 2013
Unique structures are left to decay, others of national, even international, importance are bull-dozed. Is anything being done to protect these industrial treasures?
3. NorthWales Quarry Buildings. (pdf) Stonechat 21, Summer 2010
A brief look at some of the dry stone buildings found in the quarries walia, blast shelters, wheelhouses and a garderobe.
2. From the Pyramids to The Wailing Wall: An Overview of the Dry Stone Structures of the North Wales Slate Industry. (pdf) In Dry Stone Walls as Part of the Cultural Landscape. Proceedings of the 12th International Dry Stone Wall Congress 2010. DSWA. 2010.
How the North Wales Industry has affected the landscape in terms of communities and walls, the megalithic dry stone structures it has left behind and how this heritage is largely unknown and neglected.
1. Deconstructing (Slating?) a myth (pdf) Stonechat, Autumn 2008
Contrary to popular myth N.Wales IS NOT full of slate walls!
STONE PLACES AND THINGS
3 articles on the Irish Stoneforts and one on Balmoral Cairns, can be found under Walling Treasures.
(pdf) Waller & Dyker, Summer 2014
Very slightly amended version with different pics of Network News article immediately below. A more detailed article about the seventh century dry stone monastery can be found above under Walling Treasures.
12. Pilgrimage. (pdf) Network News.
A brief yet epic visit to the 7th Century dry stone monastery comples of Skellig Michael, a world heritage site, off the sout west coast of Eire. A more detailed article about the seventh century dry stone monastery can be found above under Walling Treasures.
11. Gathering Stones
in June. Waller & Dyker, Summer 2013
The start of a DSWA Ireland project at Lough na Boora parklands Sculpture park conceived as part of the 2013 Year of the Gathering. This is an edited version of the submitted article, the full unpublished version can be found here (downloadable from here),and is a reworking of the web pages noted below.
10. Gathering of Stones. Published on DSWA North Wales Branch website Summer 2013 and W&D
A detailed description of the commencement of a DSWA Ireland project and the North Welsh contribution. Located in the Lough Boora Parklands Sculpture Park, and commemorating the 2013 Year of the Gathering.
9. Espai Paret Seca (with Frederique Mahieu). (pdf) Stonechat 28, Spring 2013
A description of Menorcan walling through the "Dry Stone Space" helped by its creator Frederique Mahieu
8. Potato Houses. (pdf) Stonechat, 26. Summer 2012
Dry stone root cellars and vegetable clamps (dry storage) in Britain and North America.
7. Stone Fox Traps. (pdf) Stonechat 25, Autumn 2011
Bields, Wolwehok, Qiggiraq. Dry stone shelters and fox traps in the Lake District, and more exotic hyena traps in Africa and Inuit structures in Canada.
6. Kielder Wave Chamber. (pdf) Stonechat 22, Autumn 2010
The building of Chris Drury's dry stone camera obscura on the lakeside in Kielder forest.
5. Turkish Delight for Valentines Day. (pdf) Stonechat 20, Spring 2010
Roman Ruins and Lycian rock cut tombs. The ancient stone structures of Perge, Aspendos, Side, Myra and Termessos.
Malta: The Limestone Experience . Waller & Dyker, Spring & Summer 2008
2 articles combined here, looking at The Limestone Heritage Centre on Malta, and the oldest existing stone temple & others
Shibden. Stonechat , Summer 2007
The Yorkshire Dry Stone Walling Exhibit, Shibden, Halifax,
Tigh Dubh - Blackhouse. Stonechat, Winter 2007
Scottish Blackhouses, with particular reference to Harris & Lewis, and Neil Rippingale`s Pinnacle Award winning Blackhouse at Scaristovore.
Askrigg - A Place with a certain `stile` Waller and Dyker , ???????
An exploration of the Stiles around he village of Askrigg, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales. Originally 2 parts.
WALLS IN THE LANDSCAPE AND
3. A sermon in stone (pdf) Network News , July 2012
A look at the role of dry stone walls with particular reference to North Wales landscape and Training.
2. Living Walls of Stone. Caernarfon Herald , 8th November 2007
A look at the wildlife value of walls in the Grass Roots column of the newspaper (Also Bangor & Anglesey Mail same week).
1. Why Conserve Walls? Stonechat , July 1996
A look at the wildlife and landscape importance of walls.
Grating and Creating part 1
Grating and Creating part 2
5. Stone Art Wallin' and Waffen. (pdf). Thinking with My Hands, 2 April 2014
Is criticising artisitic stonework for being technically incorrect intolerant and missing the point?
4. On Art and Collaboration. (pdf). Thinking with My Hands, 1 April 2014
What makes stonework art? Plus some thoughts on John Shaw Rimmington's California Wing Wall Project.
3. Beautiful, But How Long Will They Last? (pdf). DailyPost, 6 January 2011
A criticism of standards and styles of new roadside walls in North West Wales
2. De-facing Reality. Stonechat , July 1996
Does the rationale behind the Clwyd Rockwall system, (being used to replace walls along the A5), make sense?
1. Killing a craft. Stonechat , June 1995
Is Government policy in danger of killing off drystone walling on farms ?
Article for SNPS
2. Griffith Griffith Revisited. (pdf) Stonechat, no.28, Spring 2013
A follow up to Douglas Brown's article (Stonechat 27) on quarryman Griffith Griffith who started in Penrhyn Bethesda and founded Californias Penryn. looking at his rivalry with JSEmery and visits to San Francisco's Fort Point and Old Treasury,which used Griffith's stone.