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Market Bosworth - Bosworth Hall

Tree ID: 6633

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 430cm

Girth height: at 60cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 3-Nov-21

Source of earliest mention: Peter Loseby


This tree is considered to be the oldest in the estate and certainly one of the oldest in the surrounding area. Its trunk measures 4.3m (14′ 1”) at 60cm above the ground. The southern wing of Bosworth Hall was rebuilt in 1670 and it is possible that the yew was planted at this time. However, a painting of gentlemen playing croquet on the South Lawn dated around 1730 does not include any trees/hedges where the yew tree stands. The Dixie Archive has no records of the rebuilding of the Hall in 1680 or the landscaping of the park, which was carried out in the style of Capability Brown.

Yew trees at Market Bosworth - Bosworth Hall:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
6633 Market Bosworth - Bosworth Hall Ancient 4m-5m 430cm at 60cm - view more info