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Birtsmorton Court

Nearest town: Great Malvern

Site type: garden

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Worcestershire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO800354

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 10-Jun-12

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Owner of Birtsmorton Court

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m

Notes: Birtsmorton Court is a medieval moated manor house, much of which was built in the 15th century. Some of the original foundations laid in 1241 form part of the Court today. Its extensive formal gardens are open to the public on one day each year as part of the National Gardens Scheme. The yew grows NW of the moat. It is sometimes called the Wolsey tree, for it is said that when he was chaplain at Birtsmorton church he would sit or sleep beneath the yew.

Yew trees at Birtsmorton Court:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3976 Birtsmorton Court Ancient 4m-5m 485cm at 30cm - view more info