crinkle-crankle

crinkle-crankle (Brit.)

A serpentine wall, esp. in the 18th century. Same as serpentine wall.
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Special details of the amazing gardens include a crinkle-crankle wall, designed for fruit growing, an ornamental fruit garden with quince and mulberry, a nut walk and water gardens with specialist marshland varieties.
The gardens are also faithful to their original plan, providing formal areas and a well maintained kitchen garden with its high, sheltering crinkle-crankle wall.
Close by is the important ``Serpentine'' or crinkle-crankle wall that dates to the manor house's Georgian era, a feat of bricklaying, literally undulating, designed to enclose the nursery gardens.