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Broughton Down - Whiteshoot Hill

Nearest town: Stockbridge

Site type: boundary

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Hampshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU2891333074

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 24-Apr-14

Recorded by: Richard Newnham/Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: Landowner

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: Whiteshoot Hill, part of Broughton Down, is in the Test Valley between Salisbury and Andover. The Downs are upper chalk with patches of clay-with-flints and are designated as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). Centuries ago the great beech forest of Buckholt, long gone, covered this area and was one of the Royal hunting grounds of both Saxon and Norman Kings. The yew is found while descending Whiteshoot Hill, with views across to Danebury Hill Fort, via an ancient sunken path that cuts deep into the surrounding chalk.

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Yew trees at Broughton Down - Whiteshoot Hill:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4383 Broughton Down - Whiteshoot Hill Notable 396cm - view more info