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Old Oswestry Hill Fort

Nearest town: Oswestry

Site type: earthworks

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Shropshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SJ293310

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 2-Apr-03

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Site owner

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: At the western entrance to the Hill Fort with easy access. The following description can be found in an 1803 publication: 'The remains [of Oswald] were interred by a spring about the midway between the hill and Cae Nef, called Oswald`s Well, and a tree was planted on the spot; hence the name Oswald's Tree corrupted into Oswestry. A yew now stands upon the same plece, which appears about two hundred years old'.

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Yew trees at Old Oswestry Hill Fort:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1525 Old Oswestry Hill Fort Images Currently Unavailable Notable 366cm - view more info