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Wakehurst Place - The Mansion

Nearest town: Haywards Heath

Site type: estate

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Sussex - West

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ33963134

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 21-Jan-12

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: National Trust

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Ancient 5m-7m, Notable

Notes: Wakehurst Place Mansion is 16th Century, but last year an archaeological dig revealed that a 14th Century house once stood on the estate. Horticulturists now think that 'there was a relatively large landscaped garden at Wakehurst as early as 1391 and that one of the trees featured here was planted just after the Peasants' Revolt and the Black Death and while Richard II was on the throne'. The three yews seen here grow in a line.

Yew trees at Wakehurst Place - The Mansion:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3840 Wakehurst Place - The Mansion Ancient 5m-7m 602cm - view more info
3841 Wakehurst Place - The Mansion Ancient 4m-5m 452cm - view more info
3842 Wakehurst Place - The Mansion Notable 180cm - view more info