When a section of wall is breached the farmer has to find time to build it up again. Often this is neglected and breaches in a wall are a familiar sight. There are no hedges up on Scout Scar because this is limestone country, stony ground with rafts of limestone clitter to hand.
But look at this gravity-defying arch spanning the breach of a limestone-wall! It's witty and skillful. The style is Romanesque, I reckon. I marvel at cathedral architecture. How do those soaring arches hold? Who conceived this sculpture and how did they do it? If the mason left his mark it's discrete and hidden. There's a wedge-shaped keystone at the apex of the arch, locking it in place, giving it strength. The arch is unique in this place and long may it be so. Few could create such a sculpture, so hard to emulate. It should serve to protect that breach in the wall, unless next spring a lost sheep takes a jump through the arch. The stones in the arch came from the existing wall so sustainably sourced material, in the jargon of our times. The stone arch spans a breach in the out-take wall, forming a window onto Scout Scar.