This is a bee shelter.
Built in the 1850's by Quarry Master and Stone Mason Paul Tuffley, each of the compartments(Known as boles) held a "Skep"(an old fashioned bee hive made of straw-you can see two in the middle of the bottom row).
The problem is that no one knows why he built it....One theory was that it was designed as an advertisement of his superior Cotswold stone, or as an exhibition piece. Another theory is that Tuffley, who had supplied the stone for the Palace of Westminster(Known to most international folk as the Houses of Parliament) was loosing to stiff competition to maintain his contract, and this was designed to show his superior stone mason skills.
Whatever the logic, it failed, and his house was repossessed a few years after he built this.
It's in Hartpury Churchyard, Gloucestershire.
Processed using Silver FX.
28 mm (35mm equiv.)