Snecked masonry

Snecked masonry in the walls of Tweedmouth Memorial Chapel at the Royal Northern Infirmary, Inverness, Scotland

Snecked masonry has a mixture of roughly squared stones of different sizes. It is laid in horizontal courses with rising stones projecting through the courses of smaller stones. Yet smaller fillers called snecks also occur in the courses. The mixture of stone sizes produces a strong bond and an attractive finish.[1][2][3] Large amounts of planning for bricklaying process should be considered, as the corners cannot mould perfectly into every size stone. Additional stonecutting and on-the-scene stonecrafting skills may be required.


  1. ^ Jain, B. C. Punmia; Ashok Kumar Jain; Arun Kumar (2005). Building Construction. Firewall Media. p. 218. ISBN 9788170080534.
  2. ^ Harris, Cyril M. (1983). Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture. Courier Corporation. p. 495. ISBN 9780486244440.
  3. ^ Watt, Bobby. "Snecked stone Masonry" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-12-23.

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