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Woodchester Park

Nearest town: Stroud

Site type: parkland

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO82030160

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 11-Sep-11

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: National Trust

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: There is a history of habitation in this valley since Roman times. The position of these four yews show them to have been planted originally as a landscape feature on high ground overlooking a section of the Woodchester Valley. From 1631 onwards the Ducie family developed the park and landscaped the valley to form a chain of lakes and pleasure grounds. Capability Brown visited in 1782, this would seen the most likely time that the two female trees in the centre were planted. The view from the bench is now blocked by the trees that cover the steeply sloping land. The yew feature is on the strenuous 'red route' walk from the National Trust car park.

Yew trees at Woodchester Park:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3174 Woodchester Park Notable No data available - view more info