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Nearest town: Wrexham

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Chad

Diocese: Chester

County: Cheshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SJ413545

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 2-Oct-10

Recorded by: Dean Loftus and Kathy Pilling

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area-Cheshire West Council

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

Notes: A sandstone ridge close to the Welsh border. The churchyard has a curved boundary, and it is thought that the site was used as a place of worship from Anglo-Saxon times, or even earlier. The old yew grows near to the porch on the north side of the church. According to local legend Brereton's troops are said to have rested their pikes and swords by the yew before entering the church.

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Yew trees at Farndon:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2012 Farndon Ancient 5m-7m 622cm at 90cm - view more info