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    • 1. Jul 17 2012 9:24AM by Colin

      Thank you to those of you who have kindly sent me photographs.

    • 2. Feb 23 2013 8:49PM by Gerry Middleton

      Your blog interests me because I have been finding examples of "Aberdeen bond" in Ontario (see my Flickr page, GerryV2) -- it is sometimes grouped with cherry cocking and galleting as characteristic of Scottish masonry. I have never seen true galleting of the types you illustrate in southern Ontario, though the masons were immigrants from England and Ireland as well as from Scotland.

      Have you ever seen Aberdeen bond in England?

    • 3. Oct 2 2013 9:37AM by Colin

      Gerry, I apologise for the long delay in replying to you. I searched unsuccessfuly for your picture on Flickr and then failed to get back to you. I would very much like to know what the Aberdeen Bond looks like. In Scotland it is commonly referred to as pinning but also, as you say, cherry-cocking. It is common in aberdeen but similar examples may be found in Ireland. Not generally used in England.

    • 4. Aug 8 2014 3:41PM by Colin

      Gerry, Unfortunately I have had to take a break from studies as I had a spell of visiting hospital but all well now. Have seen your pictures in which the walls are amazingly similar to those found in the Aberdeen/Buchan area of Scotland and at Fort George (Lucy Melford on Flickr). You would not expect to see this in England although in Ireland they have very similar construction. I have not come across any of the traditional English form of galleting in Canada but it may be found in Maryland, America, possibly again due to past links with the UK.


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