Westport’s Stone Walls
Professional land surveyor Sean Leach will explore the evolution of stone walls and highlight their important role as endangered historical land marks. These persistent remnants of the past are found throughout Westport’s landscape. They remain one of the most symbolic reminders of the changing landscape. Built by farmers as they attempted to clear their fields of glacial erratics, stone walls marked boundaries and served to safeguard livestock and crops. Many stone walls in Westport date from the early eighteenth century and delineate the original boundaries established at that time.