Richard Dolman


Dry Stone walls dominate the Cotswolds, the area in which I have worked for over 20 years and working in stone is my passion.


Dry stone walling is a traditional craft, dating back over thousands of years and my aim is to leave my mark as someone who has kept the tradition alive, with work that I can be proud of and that others can appreciate, now and in years to come.


The craft is represented by several groups including the Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA). The Association allows Stonewallers to keep in touch and to meet and work together on large projects. The Association also runs courses in the art of stonewalling and further information is available from their website


The Cotswolds Conservation Board exists to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Established in 2004, the Board is the only organisation to look after this area as a whole and is a statutory body created as a result of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CROW) 2000. Further information on the Cotswolds Conservation Board can be found at

The Cotswolds Conservation Board, which is keen in keeping traditional crafts such as dry stone walling alive, run a group named Cotswold Rural Skills who also hold training courses and competitions for people like me, or for those just pursuing the craft as a hobby.


Whilst dry stone work is the traditional craft, I specialise in all types of stonework and am happy to discuss any project to suit my customers requirements. Please go to the Photo Gallery to view examples of my stone work.