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Newstead Abbey

Nearest town: Nottingham

Site type: historic site

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Nottinghamshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SK543537

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 8-Sep-09

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: There has been gardening activity at Newstead for about 900 years, though the gardens now on view were established after the dissolution of the priory in 1539. It is thought that the Priors created the fish pond that is now flanked by avenues of yew. These were described in the late 19th century as 'old yew-trees of unknown antiquity' with 'a fountain of pure water, called the Holy Well'.

Yew trees at Newstead Abbey:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3079 Newstead Abbey Notable No data available - view more info