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Nearest town: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary the Virgin

Diocese: Rochester

County: Kent

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ68213659

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 8-Jul-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: Peter Norton: There is evidence of a church on this site in Saxon times, which was consecrated on 29th September 998, but it was almost certainly a wooden structure of which nothing remains. The present church, built in the 14th century, was largely restored by the Victorians. The Church stands on a sandstone ridge away from the village, not because the village population has moved but because the valley of the river Teise is flooded each winter. The Church is safe on the high ground close to the old manor (Court Lodge).

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Yew trees at Lamberhurst:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
557 Lamberhurst Ancient 7m+ 790cm at the ground - view more info