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Just one more shot, for the time being, from the Godolphin estate.

Last year I posted a picture entitled 'A quiet corner' which included a workshop picture similar to this. So I thought that I would post this one as a main post, because I really like it!

This is a Cornish hedge.
"The typical Cornish hedge is a stone faced earth hedgebank with bushes or trees growing along the top.

It is called a 'hedge', never a 'hedgerow' or 'wall'.
The hedge may be of bare stone encrusted lichens and mosses, or disappear under luxuriant greenery.
Between these extremes are many variations, depending on the type of stone used, the local climate and the style of farming.

Hedges are Cornwall's largest semi-natural wildlife resource and the most prominent landscape feature. Their history is preserved in their structure."

The stones would have probably been taken from the land when clearing the ground for farming.

This tree is at an angle but is more than likely holding the hedge together.

Thanks for looking.

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