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Coxbench Hall

Nearest town: Derby

Site type: garden

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Derbyshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SK370434

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 23-May-14

Recorded by: Mike Goold

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Ancient 5m-7m

Notes: Coxbench is inside the south eastern corner of the Duffield Frith, a medieval forest given over to hunting. The Frith was a large part of Derbyshire given to Henry De Ferrers by King William for his services to the crown. It became a Royal hunting forest in 1285 with its own Forest Courts. It is possible that Coxbench was still under Forest Law as late as the 17th century. There appears to have been a medieval hall on the site which is probably buried beneath the present Georgian mansion built in 1744. The Hall has been a residential care home for the elderly for since 1984. Its gardens are occasionally open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Yew trees at Coxbench Hall:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4406 Coxbench Hall Ancient 5m-7m 518cm at the ground - view more info
4409 Coxbench Hall Notable 259cm at the ground - view more info