With a Master Mason who is part of a guild in continuous existence since 1096 it is no surprise to learn that - although very much a part of the contemporary craft industry - we are very mindful of our traditions. Here, then, are some images of stonemasons and their work during the mediaeval period [source: Harvey, J. (1975) 'Mediaeval Craftsmen' B.T. Batsford, London]:
Compass and set-square.
|Note hoist, peg-ladder and setting out with compass.|
|Flemish, late 15th century. Note putlog scaffold,|
X-lewis gripping stone, jib-crane with through-rungs
hand-wheel and centring of arch.
|English, 14th century. Note hoist, plumb-line and|