Dry stone walling, dry stone masonry & stonework Devon & Somerset

Why dry stone?
Dry stone walls and structures have been built by humans for thousands of years.
Dry stone walls are an important part of our history, heritage and landscape. They are a haven for wildlife and provide shelter for livestock.
Dry stone walls will stand the test of time as they are designed to move with
the land.
Dry stone walls make practical and beautiful features.
Environmentally friendly, we re-use and recycle existing stone wherever possible as well as using local quarries.

Where do we work?
We work mostly in South Devon & Somerset.
We will travel to surrounding counties like Dorset, Wiltshire
and also the Forest of Dean and further afield for some projects.
We enjoy the flexibility of working with most types of stone. Building in the local style wherever possible using either random stonework or coursed stonework.

Based in South Devon. Neil Crocker of NC Stonework is specialising in the ancient craft of dry stone walling, dry stone masonry and other stonework projects throughout South Devon, Somerset and surrounding areas.

Professional member of the DSWA (Dry Stone Walling Association of GB) & Qualified Instructor. Fully insured we take on a various range of jobs large and small:

  • Repair & rebuild of all types of dry stone walls.
  • Retaining walls, working on sloping ground & curves.
  • Ornamental garden walls and features.
  • Grand driveway entrances.
  • Enclosing paddocks, fields, smallholdings, estates.
  • Agricultural farm walls.
  • Insurance work.
  • Design & build one off features like firepits and seats.

So whether it’s a rustic farm wall or an ornate garden wall, the emphasis is always on quality stonework and workmanship.
We have a passion for the art of dry stone and keeping the old skills

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These are some of the stone types we usually work with and the area they are found.

Schist, slate, granite & sandstone – found throughout Devon, South Hams, South Devon and Dartmoor

Mendip Limestone – found on top and all around the Mendip Hills and surrounding villages. Wells, Shepton Mallet, Cheddar.

Blue Lias – unique type of limestone found in and around Glastonbury, Somerton and surrounding areas.

Forest marble – a type of limestone found in South Somerset/Dorset.

Purbeck stone – found in the Purbeck region of Dorset.

Cotswold stone – Bath and surrounding areas.

Pennant sandstone – Nailsea and surrounding areas.

Old Red Sandstone – Forest of Dean.

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