Books & DVDs
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. For orders shipped to an address outside the UK you must also add the international shipping fee of £7 to the order.
Walls in the Landscape – £24.00
Celebrating the craft of dry stone walling
Produced by the Dry Stone Walling Association
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 – £3.00
Published 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
Published 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
Publisher: 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
Same book but reprinted with updated cover in 2020. CollectionPublished 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
Publisher 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
Published 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.
What’s On A Wall: The Ecology of Walls – £2.50
Produced 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
John 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.
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 – £10.00
DVD 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
DVD 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
DVD 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
DVD 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.