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Old Glassinghall House

Nearest town: Dunblane

Site type: garden

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Stirling

Country: Scotland

Grid ref: NN79860446

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 13-Feb-18

Recorded by: Ailsa Gray

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: It is possible to park across from Old Glassinghall House and many people take walks through Glassinghall Estate. The yew grows close to an overflow carpark. Although the present house dates from 1745 there is a strong religious and Norman knight connection prior to 1715. The house was built on part of the lands of the Bishopric of Dunblane until it was sequestered by the Bishop Chisholm of Dunblane (the Robber Bishop) to his family at the time of the Reformation. It was then owned by a succession of Jacobites that took part in the various uprisings. This original house was destroyed by Argyll's troops after the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

Yew trees at Old Glassinghall House:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1775 Old Glassinghall House Ancient 4m-5m 470cm - view more info