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Sunday 24th February 2013

A crinkle crankle wall, also known as acrinkum crankum, serpentine, ribbon or wavy wall, is an unusual type of garden wall.

The crinkle crankle wall economizes on bricks, despite its sinuous configuration, because it can be made just one brick thin. If a wall this thin were to be made in a straight line, without buttresses, it would easily topple over. The alternate convex and concave curves in the wall provide stability and help it to resist lateral forces

Wavy Walls, Church Lane, Lymington

Wavy Walls, Church Lane, Lymington 20-April-2009 map

The Wavy Walls of Lymington
Hanoverian soldiers constructed this wavy wall at the beginning of the 19th century, the soldiers were in exile from the Napoleon wars and lived in Church lane.
They built the wall in a style that was then common in Northern Germany, the wavy shape gives the wall extra strength and…

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February 24, 2013 - Posted by | Personal

7 Comments »

  1. Very unique garden wall. Thank you so much @Gerry for your stopping by 🙂

    Comment by campanulladellaanna | February 24, 2013 | Reply

    • They are fairly unique and strange,, and thank you for stopping by and you are welcome..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 24, 2013 | Reply

  2. This post about the wavy walls was amazing. Thanks for showing us what they look like and telling us why they were built. While I’m here, can I say I’m a bit confused about the blog site; Restawyle is your site, isn’t it, Gerry? But the post was on Legends Undying. I’m not sure how it all works.

    Comment by trishworth | February 24, 2013 | Reply

    • Hey Trish,, yes Restawyle is my site, but I do a guest Sunday post on this Legends site.. a very enjoyable and different experience. So every Sunday this appears,, I must keep my Restawyle site up though it has been lacking of late.. Thankk you Trish and you are always welcome…;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 24, 2013 | Reply

      • Ok, I get it now. I’ll go to the Legends site sometimes to check out your stuff.

        Comment by trishworth | February 24, 2013

  3. You know, Gerry, I am also fascinated by the houses like the ones in this photo, that sit right on the road. I wonder how it would feel to live in a house like that and step right out of my door just a foot or two from the street. Over here — at least in smaller towns, even people who live on the main streets have some degree of yard or extended porch and steps area that separates them from the street itself. I’d like to have the opportunity to live in a house like that for a while. Maybe you could do a post on those houses, huh?

    Comment by sandraconner | February 25, 2013 | Reply

    • Yes Sandra that is an idea,, but there is a lot of garden behind these houses, and to buy one you would need pretty close to million pounds or dollars.. but I am reading a book called the Forest and it gives one a good idea as to how the roads are close to or direct.. but I will log into note and put this subject as a to do..Thank you as always Sandra and so very welcome 🙂

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 25, 2013 | Reply


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