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Rubble / Ragwork
- a term used to describe any build where the stones
are not fully dressed. Can vary from
stones which are wholly natural in shape to stones which have been roughly squared, can be
completely random or coursed. The more cutting, the more costly the stone, which tends to
denigrate the art of rubble building which is, very skilful. A point which is illustrated by the
frequent description of ashlar by masons,
as "plain Work".
Rag work is sometimes used to describe rubble build, but is a particular type of rubble work where thin flat stones
almost resembling tiles are used.