Ashlar is an individual stone that was worked until squared or the structure built from it. Ashlar is one of the finest stone masonry units, generally a rectangular cuboid used for building construction. It is in contrast to rubble masonry, which employs irregularly shaped stones. The stones are an alternative to brick or other building materials. However, the stone is held together by mortar or metal ties. This stone is often used in contrast with purposefully rough or patterned surfaces as it is a dressing stone.
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