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Chilling Copse

Nearest town: Fareham

Site type: woodland

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Hampshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU51550442

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 1-Jul-11

Recorded by: Gary Manning / Penny Daish / Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 5m-7m

Notes: Chilling Copse is on private land between Hook and Titchfield. The yew grows at the NW corner of the copse. This is an area with a rich history, making one wonder whether the yew was deliberately planted. The history stretches back to Paleoloithic times where flint handaxes have been found in many places ( 60+ at nearby Solent Court). In nearby fields are Mesolithic flint scatters, and there was a Bronze/Iron Age settlement just past Hook village. Here Bronze axes have been found, even a salt making works of Romano/British date down on the shoreline. All this history is contained within a mile of the Yew. It has no doubt been a special tree to many in the past, and retains its powerful presence to this day.

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Yew trees at Chilling Copse:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3555 Chilling Copse Ancient 5m-7m 630cm at 180cm - view more info