1. Lad­der stile

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

This is a sort of semi-per­ma­nent steplad­der of tim­ber, ris­ing to a point over the wall, then sym­met­ri­cally down again the other side. It’s a sur­pris­ingly an­cient form, shown in at least two of Thomas Bewick’s ‘tail­piece’ wood en­grav­ings from the 1790s. In one, an old lady ar­rives at just such a stile only to be greeted by the face of a bull glar­ing over it from the other side,

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