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Hanchurch (1)

Nearest town: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Site type: former religious site

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Staffordshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SJ84694148

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 22-Mar-07

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+, Notable

Notes: A unique site, most of the 23 yews are now in the garden of a private house, though a few can be seen from the road below. The yews mark the perimeter of a rough rectangle of ground raised above the surrounding land. The significance of this site is not yet understood but it is thought to be the former site of a church or religious building. The yews visible from Hanchurch Lane are shown here. The first two are female with girths between 14' and 16'. Between these is a male girthing about 18' and with a spreading root system. The sequence is continued in the Tree notes.

Yew trees at Hanchurch (1):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1319 Hanchurch (1) Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info