Panaramic view

Whack House  | OS Grid Ref: 419757,448062  | Site classified as: Orchard:Site Of  | HPG Ref: 60089

Map Evidence

1851 OS
Shown as an orchard
1909 OS
Renamed to Yewtree House, still with an orchard to South East of house. Plot No. 138 acreage 0.770
1956 OS
Yewtree Farm with orchard shown
1970 OS
Yewtree Farm with no orchard

Extract from Site Visit report

Site Description: Orchard
Site Access: Footpath adjacent to house
Visibility: Distant
Micro climate: South-facing slope
North boundary: Dry stone wall
>b>South boundary: Fence
East boundary: Fence
West boundary: Hedge
Buildings: N/A
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: N/A. Entrance to orchard through cottage garden
Planting: :
Old trees: small red plum, old eating apple and old cooking apple, 7 new trees cherry and apple.
General Condition: New trees in good condition, old trees in need of some management
Possible contact: Owners
Local knowledge: Current owners, 4th generation to farm the site, the Victorian house called Yewtree House, Whack Hall, (see 1st OS map) is the name of an older building now used as a workshop. The current orchard appears to be in the same location although reduced in size.
Other comments: Owners would like info on management and identification of trees. The family were originally tenants of the Vavasours of Weston and millers at Dob Park.
Recorder: MAH/PW/DC
Date: 24/6/09

Extract from 1851 OS map centred on Site
Extract from OS Landranger map centred on Site
Extract from Google Map image map centred on Site
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