Haha - hoho!

it was a fence along the bottom of a ditch to stop it from spoiling the view.(italics not intended!)

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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    I thought it was a hidden ditch.

    Which

    You'd come across suddenly......

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,959

    It's a drop between the owner's garden and the parkland beyond. There's no physical barrier (like a hedge or fence) to obstruct the view, but animals can't get in, The impression is one of a continuous, unbroken piece of land, without the problem of stray coos trampling your prized cabbages!

    It was a trick often employed in gardens of large country houses, but can be used by anyone.image 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,552
    Yes. a hidden ditch to keep parkland cattle from getting too close to the Big House, while not obstructing the view from said Big House.  
    image

     As shown here

    and as described here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha-ha

     

    image

     

     

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    You'll have had your tea?

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTqz6eHGLMUeWosiSi7RZlRU1u2HhnDTHSrNJV6smbRCXYXSzyaFA

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Big Hoose?  Or Ha-ha?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,552

    Ah ha!  Perhaps this is what has confused the OP

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_formal_garden  (Scroll down to Perspective)

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,959

    Steve - where did you get that pic of my brother in law? image

    A big hoose has big coos...image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Presumably muckle coos....

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1cWUkKXy-wJlyWO3UDaA77jlxsLbPAEtM2igDoMOAD6zad2lrAg

  • Eek! There's a moose loose aboot this hoose!

  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,486

    DAVID.  There is a herd of those 'red cows', in Steves post above, AA's I believe, about a mile from here.  Have you seen them on the right hand side by the big house just outside Armitage. 

    They would make good camera fodder for you.  No pun intended but it's a goodun image

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