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Dean Hill

Nearest town: Salisbury

Site type: woodland

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU24602590

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 24-Apr-10

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with an area of about 300 acres. Brickworth Down and Dean Hill occupy a long north facing scarp, comprising high quality chalk grassland with extensive and healthily regenerating juniper scrub, and the largest yew wood in Wiltshire and Hampshire. The site demonstrates the succession of chalk grassland through juniper scrub to yew woodland and is the best example of this transition in the two counties. Only the Wiltshire section of the woodland is featured here. The Hampshire side of the escarpment is restricted by MOD fencing, although it is no longer MOD property. The area covered is between SU239260 and SU247259.

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Yew trees at Dean Hill:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3278 Dean Hill Notable No data available - view more info