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Nearest town: Pewsey

Site type: garden

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU23006220

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 14-Nov-09

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The following entry is found at www.burbage-wiltshire.co.uk/historic/manorfarm.htm. 'In the Manor Farm garden is a yew arbour said by experts to be quite 400 years old, and here, according to local legend, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour enjoyed the moonlight nights. The arbour consists of four yew trees planted in a rough square and cut so that they join each other and form what looks like a giant plum pudding. Another yew tree was planted in the middle and this has grown up higher than the other trees and sticks out the top like the holly on the top of a Chrismas pudding. The area inside the trees is about 15 feet across and about 20 feet high - room enough for Henry VIII! It is possible that the arbour was planted to celebrate the wedding, but Burbage people are convinced that it has some connection with Henry VIII'. The photos show the yew in 1956, followed by some taken in 2009.

Yew trees at Burbage:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2446 Burbage Notable No data available - view more info