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Nearest town: Hereford

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Hereford

County: Herefordshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO47934448

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 15-Mar-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area-Herefordshire CC

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

Notes: The church dates back to Norman times. As well as the ancient tree there are 10 further yews around the churchyard and an avenue of 12 young yews leading to the church porch. According to local tradition, Coleridge, Wordsworth and Southey wrote poems beneath the shade of the oldest yew. In the 2003 photo it is seen with large quantities of ivy filling its upper branches. This has been removed, leaving the foliage looking rather thin in 2016.

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Yew trees at Burghill:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
311 Burghill Ancient 5m-7m 660cm at 30cm - view more info
4881 Burghill Notable 330cm average girth - view more info
4880 Burghill Notable 147cm average girth - view more info