Dry Stone Walls of Britain: Ancient Boundaries Still Defined by Stacked Stone Walls

Tractor Tales from Wales

A slate fence in an old-fashioned sheep handling pen in North Wales. Slate fences are frequently seen in the slate mining regions of North Wales. They were a relatively fast and easy way of providing a lasting boundary fence, but the size of the gaps is crucial: too big and the sheep will get their heads stuck, too small and you waste slate.
A slate fence in an old-fashioned sheep handling pen in North Wales. Slate fences are frequently seen in the slate mining regions of North Wales. They were a relatively fast and easy way of providing a lasting boundary fence, but the size of the gaps is crucial: too big and the sheep will get their heads stuck, too small and you waste slate.
Josephine Roberts