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Brian Hough, president of the British Dry Stone Walling Association, pictured at his Burnedge Bent Farm at Saddlworth in Lancashire nortwest England. Dry stone is a building method by which structures are constructed from stones without any mortar to bind them together. Dry stone structures are stable because of their unique construction method, which is characterized by the presence of a load-bearing facade of carefully-selected interlocking stones.