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Stone walls are a kind of masonry construction that has been used for thousands of years. The first stone walls were constructed by farmers and primitive people by piling loose field stones into a dry stone wall. Later, mortar and plaster were used, especially in the construction of city walls, castles, and other fortifications before and during the Middle Ages. These stone walls are spread throughout the world in different forms. One of the best example is the Cyclopean Wall in Rajgir, India.[1]

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1 Materials 2 Dimensions 3 See also 4 References

Materials[edit] Stone walls are usually made of local materials varying from limestone and flint to granite and sandstone. However, the quality of building stone varies greatly, both in its endurance to weathering, resistance to water penetration and in its ability to be worked into regular shapes before construction. Worked stone is usually known as ashlar, and is often used for corners in stone buildings. Granite
Granite
is very resistant to weathering, while some limestones are very weak. Other limestones, such as Portland stone, are more weather-resistant. Dimensions[edit] Large structures are usually made of very thick walls, so that castles and cathedrals possess walls which may be up to 12 feet thick. They normally consist of a layered stone exterior and rubble infill.

Stone wall
Stone wall
around Hammersmith Farm, Newport, Rhode Island, 1968

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See also[edit]

Dry-stone wall Defensive wall Fieldstone NIST stone test wall Stonemasonry

a wall for marking the borders of an estate

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Stonemasonry

Types

Ashlar Rustication Carving Dry stone Letter cutting Masonry Monumental Rubble Sculpture Slipform

Materials

List of stone Artificial stone Brick Cast stone Decorative stones Dimension stone Fieldstone Flagstone Gabion Granite Marble Mortar Sandstone Slate

Tools

Angle grinder Bush hammer Ceramic tile cutter Chisel Diamond blade Lewis (lifting appliance) Non-explosive demolition agents Plug and feather Stonemason's hammer Straightedge

Techniques

Brickwork Flaming Flushwork Knapping Polygonal masonry Repointing Scabbling Tuckpointing

Products

Hardstone carving Headstone
Headstone
(Footstone) Mosaic Sculpture Stone wall

Organizations

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Master of Work to the Crown of Scotland Mason Contractors Association of America Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association Worshipful Company of Masons

Authority control

NDL: 00564254

References[edit]

^ "The Cyclopean Wall Rajgir". Travel News India. 2017-03-07. Retrieved 2017-03-09. 

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