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What's New - July 2020

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Hatherop Castle – Anthea Jones

In 'The ancient and present state of Glostershire' by Sir Robert Atkyns, published in 1712, Johannes Kip's engraving suggests a newly planted hedge or perhaps a row of yew trees that reach close to the house.

1906 Elwes and Henry noted ‘ a remarkably fine yew walk at Hatherop Castle, Gloucestershire, the seat of G.Bazley, Esq., which is supposed to be about 300 years old, in which the trees average about 60 feet in height with a girth of 9 to 12 feet.’

Hatherop Castle is now a school and the grounds cannot be visited without permission.

The yew tree walk exists today and trees of considerable age still stand on the bank.

Minsterworth – River Severn – Owen Johnson

We have known for a long time of the 3 old yews in Minsterworth churchyard. In the centuries they have grown there they will have had their lower trunks under water on many occasions, as the Severn Bore has made its way towards Gloucester. This recently recorded yew has it roots bathed by sea water more frequently.


Abbotstone Down – Northfield Plantation;  Abbotstone Down – Sheep Wood;  Alton - Barton End;  Ashley;  Broughton – The Warren;  Coppice Mawr;  Middle Winterslow – Lower Noad’s Copse;  Middle Winterslow – Upper Noad’s Copse;  South Harting – Torberry Hill;  West Harting – Dene Cottage;  West Tytherley – Fishpond Wood;  West Tytherley – Hedgemoor Copse;  West Tytherley – Tytherley Common;  West Tytherley – Yew Tree Lane;   – Hugo Egleston

Little Malvern – Underhill Farm;  Llangarron;  Mercombe Wood;  Rendcomb;  Rendcomb Park – Brian Jones

Dunkeld – woodland;  Lower Soudley;  Merbach Hill;  Pembridge (2); Pendeford;  Snodhill Castle;  Woodseaves - Ancient Tree Inventory

Ockley – Alex Bone


New website

After a period of fundraising, our new website is now in the hands of the designers. We are hoping that it will be available for everybody to use by the early summer. 

7th April 2022