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Birchend - Gospel Yew

Nearest town: Ledbury

Site type: footpath/road

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Herefordshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO67114441

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 11-Dec-14

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Landowner

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

Notes: In the Bromyard and District local history society newsletter 5 of 1973, KA Lindsay wrote that the 'local Gospel Yew is near the lodge to Birchend on the Ledbury road. There are various Gospel yews, oaks and ashes scattered about the country, where the local parsons used to hold occasional services. At the Birchend one there was a seat where farmers used to gather in the evening for a chat'. The yew is on a track that leads west and downhill from Birchend Lodge.

Yew trees at Birchend - Gospel Yew:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4501 Birchend - Gospel Yew Ancient 4m-5m 475cm - view more info