Saturday, 31 March 2012

Building on a Slope

This Victorian wall shows how to cope with a steep slope. The rocks are set in courses making it look as though they are all rectangles when many are quite diferent shapes. Top line is very neat and the copes have been carefully placed on steps to end up with a smooth line. Clever stuff.

1 comment:

Martin Hodgkins said...

I wouldn't call that a wall up a hill. The wall is higher at the bottom and less high at the top so it can be coursed. On a lengthy section of wall up a slope where the wall is the same height all the way along the wall, in fact, can't be coursed because large stones sit horizontal level with small stones. Why the obsession with pointing out a coursed wall going up a hill?.