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Warsash - Hook Chapel

Nearest town: Fareham

Site type: woodland

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Hampshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU49550520

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 21-Feb-11

Recorded by: Gary Manning

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: This is thought to be the site of the lost Hook Chapel, built in 1377/8. No further details or illustrations of the chapel have been found, but it was probably very small, serving a population of only about 200. Some say a light in the belfry would have provided a guide for ships entering the Hamble. The two yews grow on a steep bank. Local custom says that there were once three. There is a good chance that the yews indicate the site of the chapel, though their girth does not suggest a planting at the time the chapel was first built.

Yew trees at Warsash - Hook Chapel:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3352 Warsash - Hook Chapel Ancient 4m-5m 433cm - view more info
3353 Warsash - Hook Chapel Notable 386cm - view more info