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Nearest town: Holywell

Site type: former religious site

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Flintshire

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SJ20997103

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 29-Mar-15

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: The 'old church' at Halkyn stood about 150 yards south of the present Victorian building. Inside the large rambling cemetery it was not obvious exactly where the old church once stood. It was built in 1745, a possible clue to the date of planting of the yews that now grow on the churchyard perimeter. As for the two ancient yews, it seems likely that they have a connection with the Holy Well, which is found in the southwest corner of this old churchyard in an overgrown hollow. Known as 'Ffynnon Fair', the holy well was first mentioned by Lhuyd in 1699.

Yew trees at Halkyn:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4560 Halkyn Ancient 5m-7m 549cm not recorded - view more info
4558 Halkyn Ancient 5m-7m 518cm not recorded - view more info
4559 Halkyn Notable No data available - view more info