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Cliffe Pypard

Nearest town: Swindon

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Peter

Diocese: Salisbury

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU0745376975

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 15-Mar-00

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: First mention of a church on this site was in 1273. The present building is mostly 15th century. Six of the buttresses have sarsen stones under them, one of which is very large and protruding, so it is possible that this is a site of even greater antiquity. Canon EH Goddard recorded this yew for V.Cornish in 1946 as 'An ancient yew SW. Now a hollowed trunk, but with young bark over the old wood'. The yew in fact grows on the east side of the church.

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Yew trees at Cliffe Pypard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
361 Cliffe Pypard Ancient 5m-7m No data available - view more info