Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

This is a close up of a vaccary wall.

I have shown vaccary walls previously but at Wycoller.
This vaccary wall is in quite good repair and is to be found at Winewall.

The term 'vaccary' comes from the mediaeval Latin "vaccaria" with 'vacca' meaning cow. Thus, this was a place where cows were kept.

A vaccary was a small cattle farm. The fields, for the cows, were separated by these large, irregular, upright slabs of stone, with their lower sections sunk deep into the ground. They are thought to originate in the 13th century.

A different view of a vaccary wall in my workshop.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9491 W: 373 N: 21980] (86364)
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