These Intriguing Wavy Walls from UK Require Fewer Bricks Than Regular Straight Walls

Welcome to the wavy world of walls. The UK is full of them built for various reasons and some are even recently built. Almost like magic they work, as they can stand firmly, built out fewer bricks than the regular straight wall! The curves provide stability while the walls are just one brick wide, where straight walls need two bricks to be stable. They are also called crinkle crankle garden walls, serpentine, and ribbon walls. In the 18th century England, wavy walls were used for growing fruit. Built from East to West, making one side always under the sunrays. Their intriguing design has even more secrets and tricks. Such curves allowed strategic advantages when defending against invaders. Attacking troops would break ranks making themselves open to counterstrikes from defenders. Please enjoy these lovely photos from the UK.

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Wavy Walls are also known as crinkle crankle garden walls, aka serpentine, aka ribbon walls.

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As garden walls they were built from East to West, making one side always under the sunrays.

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Curves also allow strategic advantages when defending against invaders.

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Older wavy walls can require maintenance or repair but due to the cost of a proper repair, some don’t survive.

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