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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 503
 Date Entered 19/04/2012
 Updated on 19/04/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Tree Site Record
 Record Type Botanical HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 16/04/2012
 Location Hudswell Wood Path
 Civil Parish Hudswell
 Brit. National Grid NZ 1525 0047
 Altitude 205m
 Geology Drift over Richmond Cherts
 Record Name Ancient hedgerow with hollies and wild cherries
 Record Description There are interesting ancient hedgerows all the way along the footpath from Hudswell down to Richmond, but perhaps the most interesting section is the 200m length of hedgerow on the edge of the Swale Woodlands just before the track leads down to Round How and thence to Richmond. This hedgerow is of special interest in that it consists mainly of ancient wild cherry trees and hollies all of great age. Sadly several of the old cherry trees have been cut down recently and are dying. The holly trees have all been coppiced in the past, probably for animal fodder, the largest of these measures 6.5m girth at the base.
 Dimensions From NZ15345, 00523 to NZ 15247, 00473
 Geographical area Lower Swaledale
 Species Wild cherry
 Scientific Name Prunus avium
 Common / Notable Species Hedgerow with holly, wych elm, rowan, ash, elder, hazel, hawthorn, common oak, sycamore, larch, ivy.
 Additional Notes The cherry trees were in full flower on 16th April 2012 when these photographs were taken.
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 Image 10 Description The largest holly coppice is 6.5m girth
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