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Nearest town: Hereford

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Michael

Diocese: Hereford

County: Herefordshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO47343951

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 15-Mar-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Ancient 5m-7m

Notes: The Norman church was rebuilt between 1866 and 1870. The only parts of the Norman church to survive are semi-circular tops to the west door and a west window. In the orchard immediately to the west of the church are earthwork remains of a deserted medieval village although there is no mention of Breinton in the Domesday survey (notes by Peter Norton). Two large female yews that grow close to the northeast corner of the church can be viewed on Google Maps 52.051736, -2.769089.

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Yew trees at Breinton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
296 Breinton Ancient 5m-7m 632cm at 30cm - view more info
297 Breinton Ancient 4m-5m 495cm at the ground - view more info