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Habberley - churchyard

Nearest town: Shrewsbury

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Hereford

County: Shropshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SJ39870357

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 3-Apr-03

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The 1875 Penny Post has the following entry: 'In the churchyard of the 13th century church at Habberley, Salop (diocese of Hereford) there are two ancient yew-trees on the south side, and two modern ones on the west. I have heard it stated there that the latter were planted by a curate many years in charge, to prevent the desecration of the west wall and churchyard by ball playing'. In 1946 The Revd. Rex Jenkins described 'ancient, branches supported'. Two yews of note grow here.

Yew trees at Habberley - churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1534 Habberley - churchyard Notable 399cm at 120cm - view more info
1535 Habberley - churchyard Ancient 4m-5m 302cm at 90cm - view more info