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Nearest town: Presteigne

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Edward

Diocese: Swansea and Brecon

County: Powys

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SO28727247

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 21-Nov-05

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area-South Powys

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

Notes: The church, with the exception of its medieval tower, was rebuilt in the 19th century. Several yews grow here, mainly to the north and east. In 2015 Paul Wood recorded seven yews as seen on the plan. The two most significant specimens are numbered 5 and 6 and the lack of arils suggested they were male. Trees 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 were female, with birds feasting on the abundant arils.

Yew trees at Knighton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2124 Knighton Ancient 4m-5m 411cm at 30cm - view more info
4739 Knighton Notable 381cm at the ground - view more info