Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground

Situated in an outstanding position with an uninterrupted view of Hambledon Hill, this small woodland burial ground of 2 acres was originally a vineyard and is surrounded by a neat ringfence. It is sited in an area renowned for its conservation features and great variety of trees and shrubs.

One of its boundaries borders the river Stour which can be seen from the site. Although remote it can be approached by a tarmac road, which is extended along a hard surfaced road to a small car park alongside the enclosure. As the site is adjoining a bridle path which runs through the farm it will be possible for relatives and friends of the deceased to enjoy the surrounding countryside.



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Ham Down Woodland
Burial Ground
Bere Marsh Farm
Shillingstone
Dorset DT11 OQY
Tel: 01258 860284
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Small Leaf Lime (Tillia)

Native tree, known to have been abundant throughout England in antiquity but nowadays more usually confined in the wild to woodland areas.  

Stands of wild Small Leaf Lime trees may indicate the area as ancient woodland. Small-leaved Lime is a deciduous tree, up to 25 m in height, with a main trunk often forking above and a smooth grey bark which breaks up into plates later. It is a native of woods on deep, fertile, base-rich soils

The Small Leaf Lime tree can grow in excess of 30m. tall  The wood beneath the bark of this tree is known as ‘bast’ and was historically used to make low grade cords or ropes. It is soft and even-grained, ideal for carving and was used by one of England's best known carvers, Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721).

Nowadays the Small Leaf Lime is typically found growing on ancient banks in woodlands in the south of England.


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