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Richards Castle Hill Fort

Nearest town: Ludlow

Site type: castle

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Herefordshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO484703

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 5-Oct-07

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Owner

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Notable

Notes: The earthworks consist of a motte and bailey surrounded by a continuous deep ditch. In 2007 this was filled with vegetation and it seemed that inaccessibility was perhaps helping to preserve the site. Paul Wood's 2016 plan indicates the location of the yews recorded here: (1) those marked in yellow on the steep slopes above the ditch (2) a yew marked with a red cross just inside the castle grounds and adjacent to the churchyard (3) an example of one of the many younger yews marked with a red circle.

Yew trees at Richards Castle Hill Fort:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2646 Richards Castle Hill Fort Ancient 4m-5m 444.5cm at 5cm - view more info
5014 Richards Castle Hill Fort Notable 320cm - view more info
5013 Richards Castle Hill Fort Notable No data available - view more info