Stile, Rampton Woods

I’m not sure if this arrangement on a footpath at Rampton Woods qualifies as a stile – a brief internet search brings up nothing similar.  It appears at first glance to be an ordinary three-bar fence, but the bars pivot about a pin in the off-central post to allow the left hand end to be depressed and stepped over (held down for the picture by J, out of shot).  Carefully cut chevron ended blocks at other end act as counter weights and return the bars to the horizontal when released.  A small plaque commemorates Brian Roberts.  Was he the designer and builder of this ingenious (unique?) well-crafted structure?  Note, dogs beware of the descending blocks.

Photo: Stile, Rampton Woods, Cambs, May 2018

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3 Responses to Stile, Rampton Woods

  1. Anonymous says:

    Clappergate stile

  2. Billy says:

    Or should I say Clapper stile.

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