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Rye Hill

Nearest town: Blandford Forum

Site type: field

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Dorset

Country: England

Grid ref: SU03851000

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 25-Jun-03

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Landowner

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 5m-7m

Notes: In a field with no public access. Rye Hill was the centre of a large deer park in the 13th century, a time when deer parks were usually rough grassland with scattered tree cover. The yew appears on a map published around 1900. The archaeologist Heywood Sumner measured it about 100 years ago, and its girth has only increased by a few inches since that time.

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Yew trees at Rye Hill:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1689 Rye Hill Ancient 5m-7m 673cm at 75cm - view more info