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A CORNISH HEDGE
The Cornish hedge has been around for about 4000 years and can therefore be said to be a tried and tested design.
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The Cornish Hedge
A Cornish hedge under construction.
Introduction to The Cornish Hedge
The Cornish hedge has been around for around four thousand years and can therefore be said to be a tried and tested design.

In general, the stone face of the hedge is curved (like an arch on its side). This is called the batter and makes the hedge extremely resilient.

Behind this face is tightly compacted soil, which prevents voids forming in the hedge so reducing water penetration, which can cause stability problems.

The Cornish Hedge is a valuable and large habitat with an estimated thirty thousand miles in Cornwall alone. It acts as a seed bank allowing heavily cultivated / managed land the ability to regenerate rapidly.

It is an effective form of stock control, out-lasting all fencing options. The Cornish hedge also makes a wonderful feature in any garden.

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