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Larmer Tree Gardens

Nearest town: Shaftesbury

Site type: historic site

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: ST9421816885

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 9-Oct-11

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: The Larmer Tree Gardens are on the ancient boundary between Dorset and Wiltshire. Tradition states that King John hunted in this area many times and met with his huntsmen under the branches of the 'Larmer Tree', thought to have been a wytch elm. A document from 1439 is reported to describe the opening of a Court Leet under the 'vast spreading tree called the Lavermere or Larmer Tree'. It is surprising that the ancient yew at this location has received no mention until now.

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Yew trees at Larmer Tree Gardens:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3678 Larmer Tree Gardens Ancient 5m-7m 587cm at 15cm - view more info