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Nearest town: Wincanton

Site type: footpath/road

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Somerset

Country: England

Grid ref: ST769316

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 26-Nov-13

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: Landowner

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The name Pen Selwood derives from 'Penn' meaning hill and the Salix or willow forest of Selwood which ran as far north as Bath. This area was clearly of major strategic importance overlooking the east/west route dividing Selwood Forest and the forest of Gillingham as is indicated by the number of battles and defensive buildings close by. It is close to the borders of Somerset and Wiltshire and near to an ancient earthwork known as Castle Orchard.

Yew trees at Penselwood:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4243 Penselwood Notable 390cm at root crown - view more info