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Labyrinthos Photographic & Illustration Library
Once common throughout the British Isles and Germany, turf labyrinths were once a
popular feature of village fairs and other festivities, but only a handful of historic
examples survive. Many were situated on village greens or commons, often near churches,
but other times on hilltops or in remote locations. Often difficult to date, the
eight surviving historic turf labyrinths in England range from the late medieval
to the 19th century. In recent years they have been joined by a number of modern
examples and replicas in parks and playgrounds, on hilltops and headlands.
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