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Iwerne Minster

Nearest town: Blandford Forum

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Salisbury

County: Dorset

Country: England

Grid ref: ST8683014467

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: No data

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: A Saxon charter dated 871 refers to 'ywen'. The Old English 'mynster' (church) is probably referring to the 10th century Abbey that was in possession of the church at that time. The present church was built over the remains of an earlier Norman structure dating from 1100. The tower was added in the 14th century. Of the six yews growing in the churchyard, five are to the south and east of the church and one to the north.

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Yew trees at Iwerne Minster:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3549 Iwerne Minster Ancient 7m+ 711cm at 5cm - view more info