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Ashford Carbonell

Nearest town: Ludlow

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Hereford

County: Shropshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO52507100

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 31-Oct-97

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area - TPOs

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

Notes: A Norman church considered to have Saxon origins. The church is aligned ENE/WSW. Until recently this was one of only 11 churchyard sites in the United Kingdom that could boast 5 or more ancient yews. In November 2011 that number was reduced to 10 when one of Ashford Carbonell's ancients was felled (number 1 on the plan). All of the safeguards that should have protected this yew failed, and the loss of another ancient churchyard yew highlights the urgent need for greater protection of this unique heritage.

Yew trees at Ashford Carbonell:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
258 Ashford Carbonell Ancient 5m-7m 658cm at the ground - view more info
260 Ashford Carbonell Lost 645cm - view more info
256 Ashford Carbonell Ancient 5m-7m 610cm estimated - view more info
257 Ashford Carbonell Ancient 5m-7m 564cm at the ground - view more info
259 Ashford Carbonell Ancient 5m-7m 533cm at top of wall - view more info