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Nearest town: Ellesmere Port

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Chester

County: Merseyside

Country: England

Grid ref: SJ36028002

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 10-Aug-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The yew grows behind a fence ESE of the church. While the yew changes imperceptibly from year to year, the information board has worn out and been replaced. The text is as follows:'When in 1152, the Abbot and Monks of St Werburgh received the Manor of Eastham at the hand of Earl Randall of Chester, the villagers of Eastham entreated the new owners "to have a care of ye olde yew". In 1898, members of the Royal Archaeological Society, when visiting the village, expressed the opinion that the yew may have been planted originally against the east end of the timber framed wattle and daub chapel which was in being before the Norman Conquest. They said that the tree's exact age was not known but was possibly 1,500 years'.

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Yew trees at Eastham:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
424 Eastham Ancient 5m-7m 640cm at 140cm - view more info