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Nearest town: Cleobury Mortimer

Site type: hedge

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Shropshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO67388307

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 15-Sep-17

Recorded by: Paul Wood

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The Village of Stottesdon in Shropshire has much recent development and infill within the village. The 1st edition OS map shows that the village had a medieval planned form, a stereotypical layout for many villages through out the UK. Though parts of the church are thought to be very early Dark Age at about 450CE, most of the church, which is the oldest building in the village, is post Norman and the planned strip field (green on the map) and burgage plots (yellow on the map) are a system well established by the 13th century in Britain. I cannot find Stottesdon as a named Domesday Book settlement but it does not mean there was not one in place. Current evidence from the map suggests 12th/13 th century and this is important because of the two sites indicated on the map as A and B. These are on the bank of the burgage boundaries and important because here are large yews that could be contemporary with the laying out of the settlement.

Yew trees at Stottesdon:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5222 Stottesdon Notable No data available - view more info
1547 Stottesdon Notable No data available - view more info
1546 Stottesdon Notable No data available - view more info