Frieze Hill Community Orchard

Roughmoor Crescent, Taunton, TA1 1EX

Protection Type Centenary Fields

2.1400000000
Hectares

November 2016 Protected since

Frieze Hill Community Orchard is a thriving space under the management of local volunteers. It contains more than 120 fruit trees planted by the community with many old var...

Frieze Hill Community Orchard is a thriving space under the management of local volunteers. It contains more than 120 fruit trees planted by the community with many old varieties of apple trees including Dabinett and Kingston Black, many gifted by local donors.

The land was gifted to Taunton by local landowner Henry Gribble Turner during World War I with the restrictive covenant that it only be used for food production. Mr Turner was concerned about food shortages during the war and wished to provide a space where local people could grow their own. For some years after the war the land lay unused until the community orchard was established. Community events are regularly held bringing local residents together and demonstrating the spirit which existed 100 years ago still lives on strongly through the orchard.

FACILITIES at: Frieze Hill Community Orchard

  • Open Space

For enquiries about this site, any issues, pitch bookings or maintenance please contact the managing organisation:

Managing organisation Taunton Deane Borough Council

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