Mill Farm, Tibshelf

11.02.19 - 15.02.19
DSWA Placement with Ox Stone Walling

For the first of my 2 short term placements, I had to go to Mill Farm Housing Development, Tibshelf in Derbyshire. The brief required a A 2.9m long by 600cm high dry stone wall built using newly quarried bedded sandstone.

Tutored, challenged and encouraged by John Broadhead of Ox Stone Craft

Setting out, using lines, pins and wooden batter frames. Selecting, cutting and dressing stone.

Using a datum reference point and correct use of lines for batter, and much more learning & practice. Mill Farm was a good introduction to working with newly quarried stone.

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Our Services

Projects covered include:

  • Free estimates & quotations
  • Traditional dry stone walling
  • Retaining Walls
  • Cheek ends / wall heads
  • Garden walls
  • Field Walls
  • Gap Repairs
  • New walls with new or reclaimed stone
  • Boundary walls
  • Ornamental walls feature walls
  • Dry stone walls with mortared coping stones
  • Mortared walls

Areas We Cover

Lancashire boroughs of

  • Rossendale
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Hyndburn
  • Burnley
  • Pendle
  • and further afield ...

Services also extended to our nearest neighbours in:

  • Todmorden
  • Hebden Bridge
  • Sowerby Bridge
  • Littleborough
  • ...and everywhere within that geographical circle


Professional member of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.

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