Photographer's Note

A hedge? Nothing like a hedge you might say, but this is a Cornish hedge!

The typical Cornish hedge is a stone-faced earth hedgebank with bushes or trees growing along the top.
(I shared a picture of a typical hedge in a workshop recently, when visiting Godolphin.)
It is called a 'hedge', never a 'hedgerow' or 'wall'.
The hedge may be of bare stone encrusted with 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.

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Two complementary shots in the workshop.

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