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Nearest town: Southampton

Site type: woodland

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Hampshire

Country: England

Grid ref: withheld

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 1-Nov-10

Recorded by: Hugh Milner / Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: Landowner

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

Notes: Gilpin described this site as follows:'It stands not far from the banks of Lymington river, on the left bank as you look towards the sea, between Roydon farm, and Boldre church. It occupies a small knoll, surrounded with other trees, some of which are yews, but of inferior beauty. A little stream washes the base of the knoll, and, winding round, forms it into a peninsula.If anyone should have curiosity to visit it from this description, and by the help of these landmarks, I doubt not, but he may find it, at any time, within the space of these two or three centuries, in great perfection, if it suffer no external injury'. The yew he described as 'of peculiar beauty. It immediately divides into several massy limbs, each of which, hanging in grand loose foliage, spreads over a large compass of ground, and yet the whole tree forms a close, compact body ; that is, its boughs are not so separated as to break into distinct parts'.

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Yew trees at Boldre:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3339 Boldre Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 467cm at 30cm - view more info