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Nearest town: Farnham

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: Holy Cross

Diocese: Winchester

County: Hampshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU77154095

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 22-Jan-00

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m

Notes: In newspaper accounts of 1976 it was reported that Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alemain (Monty) was buried in Binsted, 'beneath a 250-year-old yew tree'. The tree in question is at the far end of the churchyard, just before the path takes you into open countryside. The yew is considerably older than 250 years, but it does not give the impression of being the tree reported in Hampshire Treasures Volume 6 (1979/86), which noted 'Very old yews, one said to be over eight hundred years old'. Whether that description was incorrectly applied to one of the trees found in this churchyard, or whether an old yew has been lost from this site is not known.

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Yew trees at Binsted:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
896 Binsted Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 478cm at 30cm - view more info
895 Binsted Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 424cm at 30cm - view more info