Trust still needs stone for prison wall

The Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust is part-way towards its goal of finding enough stone to reinstate the low wall on the prison's lower High St frontage but is still seeking more.

Many people responded to the request for large rectangular blocks of the rough, grey Port Chalmers breccia stone widely used in the late 1800s and early 1900s, trust spokesman Stewart Harvey said this week, but on assessment, much of the stone was not suitable.

"Most of the stone which was suitable was in big blocks which will need cutting ... But many thanks to all those who contacted us. We appreciate their help."

The trust has hired Dunedin stonemason Marcus Wainwright to reinstate about 35m of wall and iron railings.



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