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Hazlewood Castle

Nearest town: Tadcaster

Site type: castle

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Yorkshire - North

Country: England

Grid ref: SE44983980

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 7-Oct-08

Recorded by: Edwin Pretty

Protection & responsibility: Owner

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The recorded history of Hazlewood Castle starts with the Domesday Book. In 1997 Hazlewood Castle Hotel was opened. It is sad to report in 2011 the destruction of 300 years of botanical history, a chilling reminder of how vulnerable some of our historic trees really are.The great yew that had been such an feature in the historic grounds has been denuded of all the lower branches, the outer ends of which formed a hedge. The area it once covered has been grassed over. Although the actual tree and upper canopy is still there, three hundred years of arboricultural history and heritage have been destroyed.

Yew trees at Hazlewood Castle:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2947 Hazlewood Castle Notable No data available - view more info