Pic 1 - shows extensive growth on Darwin's Barberry shrub (hedge of cotoneaster and shrub as post to driveway). Originally thought this might be a jelly ear fungus but this is rock hard to the touch, therefore lichen maybe?
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It is Jelly ear but a very old dried one,I have not put the id on as you did get it right at first thought ,so put it on so I can agree.
...have added revised ID. Is this therefore dead as a dodo?
If you get a bit of rain in the area it was found you might get a few new ones emerging but if you visit the spot on a regular basis keep an eye out as some fungi do occur in the same place each year.
Lat/Lng: 51.3754, 1.325
OS grid ref: TR314692
dried up fungus on shrub at end of hedge at entrance to drive