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Broughton Down - Buckholt

Nearest town: Stockbridge

Site type: field

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Hampshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU27603450

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 27-Jan-10

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: Landowner

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: This solitary windswept yew grows to the north of Buckholt Parish. It is on top of a hill, in an empty field some 100 metres from the field boundary with a minor road known as 'The Warren'. Buckholt is old English for managed beech wood, but all that is left of the beech trees are those growing along the top of Broughton Down - one of the Royal hunting grounds of Saxon and Norman Kings. The area was once a hive of industry with glass blowing and charcoal burners feeding from wood supplied by the beech forest.

Yew trees at Broughton Down - Buckholt:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3245 Broughton Down - Buckholt Notable No data available - view more info