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La Lucerne-d' Outremer

Nearest town: Granville

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: Notre-Dame

Diocese: No Data

County: Manche - Normandie

Country: France

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 8-Aug-00

Recorded by: Tim Hills/Wim Peeters

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: The oldest part of the church dates back to the XIIth century, around the same time when the abbey of La Lucerne d'Outremer was founded a few km NW of the village centre. The yew grows on slightly raised ground in the SE corner of the churchyard. In the 1847 Avrachin Monumental et Historique it is described as one of these ancient and enormous yew trees (8m girth) which survive near those Romanesque buildings of which they are contemporary, interesting both the naturalist and the historian.

Yew trees at La Lucerne-d' Outremer:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1339 La Lucerne-d' Outremer Ancient 7m+ 734cm at the ground - view more info