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Nearest town: Cherbourg

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: Notre-Dame

Diocese: No Data

County: Manche - Normandie

Country: France

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 27-Aug-13

Recorded by: Wim Peeters

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: Although the present church is 13th century, it replaced a chapel built in 747. A fortress had been built here by Adam Bruce, grandson of Robert Bruce.When it was confiscated, after his final departure to England, its stones were used to build the present church. It was constructed in the form of a latin cross, on top of a hill. The yew grows on the north side.

Yew trees at Brix:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4021 Brix Ancient 7m+ 840cm - view more info