Cotswolds2-txt Photos Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Here are two of the stone fences that prevail in the region.

Most are dry stone walls which reflect the bedrock or glacial drift material which lies beneath them.
Originally built with what came to hand during field clearance, few field walls were important enough to warrant mortar or the transport of stones over any great distance. In the Cotswolds, much walling stone was produced as a by-product of building-stone quarries located some miles away.


Typical Cotswold Farmhouse

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