Cornish Hedging

Cornish Hedging is an essential and ubiquitous part of the Cornish countryside. Forming property boundaries, field enclosures and roadside demarcation – sometimes bare, stark stonework, sometimes so thoroughly shrouded in turf and overgrowth that it’s hard to imagine a stone structure within – hedges define the landscape. A Cornish hedge is more correctly termed a faced bank than a wall though usually doing a similar job. Hedges have been built in much the same way in Cornwall from at least the Iron Age and probably much longer. Essentially the same method of construction – earth-set stones and in-filled with earth – was also employed in the construction of round houses and courtyard houses in prehistoric times and many examples of these are still to be seen in the Penwith moors.

 


"Hedges have been built in much the same way in Cornwall from at least the Iron Age and probably much longer."

Simon Berryman Cornish Hedging

Traditional methods and materials
Environmentally sympathetic
Professionalism and best practice
Quality and functionality

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