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Alveston (Rudgeway)

Nearest town: Bristol

Site type: former religious site

Access: Private

Church name: St Helen

Diocese: No Data

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England

Grid ref: ST63208651

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 1-Nov-97

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Owner

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 5m-7m

Notes: All that remains today of the church seen in this 1793 engraving is the tower. This was once a circular churchyard and it is likely that an even older church would have occupied the site. The yew grows SE of the church ruin. The engraving is probably an accurate representation of the yew, whose girth was recorded in 1916 as 30 feet (almost certainly measured at the then fashionable height of 5'). The engraving shows a much smaller girth at the ground, reflected in the current girth of 21' 11''.

Yew trees at Alveston (Rudgeway):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1101 Alveston (Rudgeway) Ancient 5m-7m 668cm at the ground - view more info