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What’s New – February 2019

Between October 2012 and November 2016 I visited 562 churchyard sites in Somerset to record all the common/European yews, regardless of size or age. Finding time to write this up has not been easy but the process has begun. Since most of these churchyards are in the diocese of Bath and Wells, the first published information is found on the Church of England webpage under Diocesan Surveys part 1 - Bath and Wells.

This webpage lists 71 locations where ancient or veteran yews are found, but the information pages now include details of the younger yews that also grow there. There are 11 sites with an ancient yew (likely age 800+), 47 with a veteran yew (likely age 500+) and a further 12 sites with a veteran yew that is classified as such because of its condition, rather than its likely age.

February 2019

What’s New – January 2019

New sites

Llanerch Elsi – Keith Jones
Llanmihangel – Tim Hills/Anne Thomas/Sian Evans
Market Harborough – Peter Berry
Penryn – Ancient Tree Inventory

New photos/information

Billingsley; Papplewick; Sidbury – Isobel Turner
Chirbury; Llantilio Pertholey – Paul Wood
Colwinston – Tim Hills
Llywel – Luke Steer

January 2019