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Nearest town: Exeter

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Michael and All Angels

Diocese: Exeter

County: Devon

Country: England

Grid ref: SX93709230

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 15-May-04

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The church was completely rebuilt in the 19th century on a site thought to date back to late Saxon times. Whether this was the head tree (heafod treow) beneath which the Saxon kings held court will never be known. The Tree Council included it in their list of 50 'Great British Trees' in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee year.

Site files:

Yew trees at Heavitree:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1834 Heavitree Notable 307cm at the ground - view more info