Stiles in Bibury

The village of Bibury is located in the Cotswolds — a region in south-central England famous for its Cotswold stone (a type of limestone) and historic, charming villages.

Along with the stone cottages, another feature of this region is its dry stone walls. While the oldest example of such a wall in the Cotswolds dates to about 2000 BC, most of the ones around today are from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the second half of the twenthieth century, these walls started to become redundant as the fields were being used more for growing crops rather than for raising livestock.

Long streches of stone wall cannot be without gates or stiles. Walking around the fields of Bibury, I came across many stone stiles, and one wooden one.

Bibury’s famous Arlington Row

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