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Brockley Combe

Nearest town: Bristol

Site type: woodland

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Somerset

Country: England

Grid ref: ST48506640

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 11-Mar-06

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Landowner

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

Notes: This site was immortalised in May 1795 when Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote 'Brockley Coomb' - lines composed while climbing the left ascent of Brockley Coomb. He described: 'From the deep fissures of the naked rock the Yew-tree bursts!' The left ascent of the Combe is privately owned and inaccessible but does contain yews. The trees featured here would be found by making a right hand ascent of the combe, though it is easier to start nearer to the top of the combe and make a left hand descent!

Yew trees at Brockley Combe:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2336 Brockley Combe Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info