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Itchen Abbas

Nearest town: Winchester

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St John the Baptist

Diocese: Winchester

County: Hampshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU5348032710

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 18-Apr-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: Construction of the church is thought to have begun in the late 11th century. In The Sacred Yew the tree is claimed to be recorded in a Saxon charter of 939. The yew grows east of the church. Smaller yews also grow at this site as well as in nearby lanes and gardens.

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Yew trees at Itchen Abbas:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
529 Itchen Abbas Ancient 7m+ 777cm at 45cm - view more info