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Nearest town: Birmingham

Site type: garden

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: West Midlands

Country: England

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: No data

Recorded by: John Banister

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The yew grows alongside what is thought to be the second oldest bowling green in England, one record dating it as 16th century, another a more precise 1693. The green is in the grounds of a Ramada Jarvis Hotel, which in 1693 was a coaching inn called The Bell. It was later to become the Nags Head and from 1838 The George. The tree stands less than a hundred yards to the north of St Alphege Church (14th century). The hotel are owners of the Bowling Green and own two paintings showing the yew. This one is an oil painting by Willis Pryce, thought to be late 19th century, in which the peacock on top of the yew arbor can be see on the right.

Yew trees at Solihull:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1204 Solihull Notable No data available - view more info