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Caer Alyn

Nearest town: Gresford

Site type: historic site

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Wrexham

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SJ33305420

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 11-Aug-09

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: We were alerted to this site in a report posted by the Caer Alyn Archaeological and Heritage Project. This described research to locate the lost chapel of St Leonard, and contained the photograph of a yew tree described as 'between 700 and 900 years old'. A public footpath runs by the yew, which is one of the row of trees seen just behind the tumulus in the foreground of the photo. This location is also called Yew Tree Field and an old map clearly marks 3 yews at the site. The remains of one were found during an excavation searching for the 'lost chapel'.

Yew trees at Caer Alyn:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3049 Caer Alyn Notable No data available - view more info