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Gawtons Well - Knypersley

Tree ID: 5240

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1686: Natural History of Staffordshire


The sacred Druids Grove around the well is made up of yew trees and is classed by many as one of the best examples of an ancient sacred grove in the country. This is a very sacred and quiet sanctuary, but unfortunately has not been kept well. It is now very dilapidated and in need of care.
http://www.biddulphmuseum.com. What is not known is who planted the yews or how old they are. Although the site is mentioned in the Natural History of Staffordshire as early as 1686, the yews are clearly more recent.

Yew trees at Gawtons Well - Knypersley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5240 Gawtons Well - Knypersley Notable No data available - view more info