Please note the office will be closing at 5pm on Thursday 20 December for the Christmas period and will open again at 9am on Wednesday 2 January 2019.  Recommended last day for orders to be sent out before Christmas is Monday 17 December.

The details below give a summary of the range of books, videos and DVDs available from our office. Price shown include UK postage.



Postage: All prices shown include UK postage. International shipping is available for these items.

If you wish to have your order shipped to an address outside the UK you must also add our international shipping fee of £7.

Walls in the Landscape - £24.00

Walls and the Landscape - Celebrating the craft of dry stone wallingCelebrating the craft of dry stone walling

Produced by the Dry Stone Walling Association

ISBN 978-0-9568458-2-5

Celebrating the craft of dry stone walling, Walls in the Landscape contains over 100 stunning photographs highlighting the diverse nature of walls throughout the country and is produced by the DSWA to coincide with its 50th anniversary. 

The Hole in the Wall - £2.00

Delightful illustrated story in rhyme about what you might find living in a dry stone  wall.  Suitable for under fives and Key Stage 1.  A6 softback (postcard size)  24 pages.

Building & Repairing Dry Stone Walls - £2.50

Building and repairing dry stone wallsPublished by DSWA. ISBN 0-9512306 2 X 
Author R Tufnell.Softback, 16 pages, 11 line drawings.

This popular publication gives basic information on construction of dry stone walls (double-style).  Written as a beginner’s guide, useful to all and an inexpensive “starter” book.

Dry Stone Walling - Techniques and Traditions - £10.00

Dry Stone Walling - Techniques & TraditionsPublished by DSWA.  ISBN 0 9512306 8 9
A highly readable, yet practical guide to the building techniques used in different parts of the country.  Drawings and photographs illustrate the various walls types and features and show the place of walls in Britain's history, its landscape and its future.

Dry Stone Walling - £6.50

Dry Stone WallingPublisher: SW Scotland Branch. ISBN 0-9502623 0 7. Author: Col F RainsfordHannay.
Softback, 109 pages, 33 black & white pictures or drawings. Reprinted 1999.

First published in 1957, written at a time when there was a definite waning of interest in the craft.  It has stood the test of time and provides a valuable insight into the history and construction of dry stone walls around the country - and beyond.

Dry Stone Walling - £19.00

Published by BTCV.Softback, spiral binding with insubstantial soft cover.
Revised by Elizabeth Agate with Sean Adcock 1999. ISBN 0-95467521 9 2.

A practical handbook including history, construction, conservation and legal aspects of dry stone walls.

NB Is also available to purchase as an online version from TCV.

Dry Stone Walls - The National Collection - £5.50

DRY STONE WALLS – The National CollectionCollectionPublished June 2002 DSWA. ISBN 0 9512306 6 2.
Softback; 64 pages.Over 50 colour/mono illustrations.

The story of the Millennium Wall project bringing examples of walls together on a single site, plus information on construction, history and stone.  An informative, compact publication suitable for layman or waller.

In There Somewhere - £6.50

In There SomewherePublisher DSWA 1999; ISBN-0 9512306 5 4
Softback, 104 pages, 57 illustrations
Written and illustrated by DSWA member David Griffiths.

Featuring Master Craftsman Steven Allen.  This book is essential reading for everyone; with sections about competitions, building techniques, regional variations, etc all extensively illustrated. Fold out section of a set of drawings to depict competitions.

Dry Stone Walls - £7.50

Dry Stone WallsPublished by Shire.    ISBN 0747806202  
Author: Lawrence Garner
Softback, 40 pages, illustrated (colour/black & white and line drawings)

A short guide providing basic history and brief construction information.  Revised issue.

The Slate Industry - £6.50

The Slate IndustryPublisher: Shire. ISBN: 0 7478 0124 X
Author: Merfyn Williams. Softback. 31 pg. B&W.

Set mostly in Wales and England, this Shire Album is a most interesting overview of the British Slate industry.

Quarries and Quarrying - £6.50

Quarries and QuarryingPublished by Shire. ISBN 978 0 85263 728 9
Author P Stanier.  32 pg. B&W photos

Excellently informative book on the source of building stone in Britain.

What's On A Wall: The Ecology of Walls - £2.50

What's On A Wall? The Ecology of WallsProduced by South Court Environmental LtdISBN 1 901676 20 X

A useful reference guide on the variety of  species of flora and fauna found on a wall. A recording form is included in the book.

Conserving The Flora of Limestone Dry Stone Walls - £4.00

Conserving The Flora of Limestone Dry Stone WallsJohn Presland 2007   Published by Wiltshire Natural History Publications Trust

This guide describes limestone walls and their flora and explains how to identify typical species. It is based on a study in West Wiltshire but will have some relevance to limestone dry stone walls throughout the country.

- £-1.00

International Shipping Fee

If you wish to have your order shipped to an address outside the UK you must also add our international shipping fee.


Postage: All prices shown include UK postage. International shipping is available for these items.

If you wish to have your order shipped to an address outside the UK you must also add our international shipping fee of £7.

How to Build & Repair Dry Stone Walls - £14.00

How to build and repair dry stone walls DVDDVD  duration 1 hour.

Features DSWA Master Craftsman & instructor, Dave Goulder, building a wall in Inverness. Includes stills plus filming in Cotswolds.Popular “how to” video.

Dry Stone Country - £22.00

DRY STONE COUNTRY DVDDVD from Farming Press. 50 mins. Very watchable general programme with some “how to” featuring DSWA Master Craftsman and instructor Stephen Harrison with presenter Dylan Winter, quality production.

The Wall Walks The Fell - £14.00

The Walk Walks the FellDVD 30mins.  Highlights the importance of walls in Cumbria, showing how they were built and their part in the landscape.  Also features present day wallers describing how they became involved in the craft.

Dry Stone Walling: The Essential Guide - £14.00

DRY STONE WALLING: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDEDVD duration approx 1hour 30 mins

Provides a comprehensive introduction to basic dry stone walling techniques and highlights different construction styles from around the British Isles.  Separate sections also describe methods of building more advanced features once basic skills have been learned and mastered.  A useful training aid to complement the book, Dry Stone Walling Techniques and Traditions.

International Shipping Fee

If you wish to have your order shipped to an address outside the UK you must also add our international shipping fee.

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