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Clipsham is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.
The village is well known for its limestone quarries. Clipsham stone, part of the Upper Lincolnshire Limestone Formation, can be found in many of Britain's most famous buildings including King's College Chapel (Cambridge), the Examination Schools in Oxford, York Minster, and in repairs to the Houses of Parliament.
The Olive Branch is one of the very few pubs to hold a Michelin star and in 2008 was chosen as winner of the Michelin Pub of the Year.
The Yew Tree Avenue, once the carriage drive to Clipsham Hall, is maintained by the Forestry Commission. Each of the trees is clipped into a different shape. This form of horticulture is called Topiary.