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Woolley - Wakefield

Nearest town: Wakefield

Site type: garden

Access: Private

Church name:


County: Yorkshire - West

Country: England

Grid ref: SE317131

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 12-Dec-11

Recorded by: Chris Jones

Protection & responsibility: House owner

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

Notes: The yew grows in the garden of Yew Tree House, Mollyhurst Lane. A local history guide written in 1952 notes this as a site of an old grave yard. It reports that several graves were found in the area, and that when the site was being excavated in 1960 lime pits were discovered, though no documentation was found or historical research carried out at that time. There was also reputed to have been an early church on this site, but no remains have been discovered or any documentary evidence supporting these ideas.

Yew trees at Woolley - Wakefield:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3824 Woolley - Wakefield Ancient 4m-5m 458cm at 90cm - view more info