Thursday, June 04, 2009

Stone Wall Complex - Milford, PA. From Norman Muller

Norman writes:
I was shown a most impressive wall site in Milford, PA, just over the border from NJ. It is probably the most mind boggling wall complex I have ever seen, not only for its size, but for the intricacy of the stonework, which is just amazing. The complex is in very rocky, and occasionally swampy terrain, with walls curving every which way, as you can see in image 385. In one section of the wall (image 384), extremely small stones were used in the construction. The walls in some cases are at least six feet high or more (images 369 and 370), and mostly 2.5 to 3 feet wide (image 380). Imagine the work that went into this, since each stone represents a separate action on the part of the builder. Colonial? I seriously doubt it, given its location, curving walls, complexity, and the sheer manpower and time involved.


pwax said...

Fascinating. Any chance of a map being drawn?

Norman said...

I want to encourage the two who showed the site to John Waltz and me to undertake a survey of the site. Both live in Milford, and one is a professional artist, who I'm sure could produce a fairly accurate map with the help of the other person.

theseventhgeneration said...

Very beautiful walls and nice pictures!