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Compton Dundon

Nearest town: Street

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Andrew

Diocese: Bath and Wells

County: Somerset

Country: England

Grid ref: ST47953252

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 1-Dec-97

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: The earliest part of the church may only be 14th century, but this site was inhabited in Saxon times. The church was first mentioned in 1291 when it passed into the ownership of Wells cathedral. The yew grows SSE of the church inside a well maintained low wall. Edmund Rack, who died in 1787, surveyed this churchyard and recorded the following: 'The church yard contains nothing worthy of note but a very old yew with a fine top; the body is hollow and measures 23ft in circumference'.

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Yew trees at Compton Dundon:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
376 Compton Dundon Ancient 7m+ 742cm at 30cm - view more info