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Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Peter

Diocese: Southwark

County: Surrey

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ40485327

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 17-Feb-01

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: The parish church is set above the High Street and dates back to 1180. In 1880 Straker recorded 2 yews as follows: A tree to the west measuring 13' 3'' at 1' and a tree WSW measuring 11' 3'' at 5'. In 1994 Fookes, finding nothing in these locations, recorded them as 'gone'. It is however probable that Straker recorded the wrong bearings and that the trees recorded today are those noted in A topographical history of Surrey Vol 4 of 1850, by Edward Wedlake Brayley, who described 'two yew trees in the church-yard'.

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Yew trees at Limpsfield:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
949 Limpsfield Ancient 4m-5m 419cm at the ground - view more info
948 Limpsfield Notable 396cm at 30cm - view more info