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Nearest town: Warminster

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Aldhelm

Diocese: Salisbury

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: ST89504375

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: No data

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: Records indicate that Bishopstrow church could have been Saxon in origin and stood until the 18th century. One story tells how Bishop Aldhelm (AD 639 to 709), who was renowned for long but inspirational sermons, had stuck his staff in the ground, which then sprouted roots and leaves and grew into a healthy ash tree. That place became known as Bishop's Tree, now Bishopstrow.

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Yew trees at Bishopstrow-churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1324 Bishopstrow-churchyard Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 401cm at 30cm - view more info