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Nearest town: Oswestry

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: St Asaph

County: Wrexham

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SJ29153765

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 24-Apr-00

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area-Wrexham CBC

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

Notes: A church was built here in the late 12th century, but the site may be older. "Seven yew trees of great age and dimensions" were noted in 1830. In the 1890s Lowe noted 8 yews, with girths from 7' 6'' to 15'. In 2000 I measured the 3 significant yews recorded here and noted a further 6 younger yews as well as 2 recent plantings.

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Yew trees at Chirk:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
910 Chirk Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 4m-5m 478cm at 30cm - view more info
911 Chirk Ancient 4m-5m 411cm at 30cm - view more info
912 Chirk Images Currently Unavailable Notable 315cm at 105cm - view more info