The iron rail is to keep the cattle and horses out - they have freedom to roam on the commons - the handcrafted tile feature inside the bus shelter shows local sites
This Yew hedge is thought to have been planted in 1710 and is over 40 feet tall - H giving an idea of the scale
Several people have commented on the roof tiles, so here is an extra bit of information about them.
They are an important part of the Cotswold's architectural heritage. Archaeologists working on Roman villas in the area have discovered that the Romans also used cotswold stone for their roofs. They are a very valuable resource, and sadly in the dead of night they often disappear!!! The stone for the tiles is oolithic limestone dating from the Jurassic period, but it is now suffering from a limited supply. The special stone is extracted from the ground and left to lie for a few days before splitting so that it still retains some of its natural moisture. The smallest tiles are used at the peak of the roof and gradually get bigger as they go down the roof as can be seen on some on my photos above.