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David King (Walling & Garden) Services

About Cotswold Stone Walls

The use of local stone to build walls can probably be dated back to when man first needed to build some form of stock-proof barrier. Originally no more than a rough pile of stones, this has evolved into the more structured dry stone walls we are familiar with today.

Cotswold walls are made from quarried Jurassic limestone which is found from the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset north-east through the country. Available in a range of colours and textures, from hard grey stone through soft honey shades to almost white, limestone is a valuable resource for a variety of walling requirements.  

Although dry stone walls are seen throughout Britain where any reliable walling material can be found, including limestone, sandstone, granite, schist, and slate, it is Cotswold walls that seem to epitomise the English countryside.