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I live and work in the North York Moors area

I'm a qualified hedgelayer and have laid hedges in Ireland, Holland and in the UK. I'm also a drystone waller and have built houses (and walls), garden features, gate entrances in Ireland, Australia and in England.

I've been told I'm a bit of walling and hedgelaying nerd. But I don't mind it because it's normal. Doesn't everyone stop and take pictures of these when they are on holiday?

Some of the site contains my work along with pictures of hedges, walls and walling features from places I've visited. It should be pretty obvious which is my work.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Local Copes

This wall is part of a boundary for Swallow Farm near Fylingthorpe and is not far from the historic park wall. What is unusual is the cope is the only example I've come across of this kind of cope which consists of large upright copes placed regularily amongst normal copes. These uprights contain both holes and notched stones. Initially i thought the notched holes were simply broken holes but now believe that the holes were for trimmed lengths of timber to go into and the notches would have held any untrimmed lengths of wood such as hazel in place. Or could it simply have been for victorian wire?