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St Giles Park Wimborne (2)

Nearest town: Blandford Forum

Site type: estate

Access: Private

Church name:


County: Dorset

Country: England

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: No data

Recorded by: Peter Andrews

Protection & responsibility: Shaftesbury Estate

Yews recorded at this site: Lost

Notes: St Giles House is the ancestral home of the Earls of Shaftesbury. The grounds are private. An article in the Quiver (1884) described the writer's attention being called to 'another old yew tree in the middle of the Park, which he also thought was more than 2000 years old, and I promised to examine and test it; accordingly in the afternoon I set off with the purpose with the Hon. Lionel Ashley, carrying with us a measuring tape and an axe to cut off a portion of one of the branches. We found that the girth of the tree was twenty-two feet, consequently the diameter was about seven feet. The diameter of the branch we cut off was only an inch and a quarter, and yet it had thirty season rings, therefore the trunk would in all probability have at least 2,160 such rings'.

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