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Llanddewi Fach (Cwm)

Nearest town: Hay-on-Wye

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St David

Diocese: Swansea and Brecon

County: Powys

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SO14624543

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 14-Jan-05

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Church in Wales

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Ancient 5m-7m

Notes: Little is known of the origin of this remote church. Access is across fields from nearby Cwm farm. The hard work of those who prevent this churchyard from becoming overgrown was appreciated in 2005. When visiting in 2007 Russell Cleaver noted that 'the site and the yews appear to receive little maintenance'. Beware particularly of the badger holes. In 2015 Paul Wood found the churchyard much overgrown. The trees documented here are numbers 1, 2, 5 and 6 on the plan. Trees 3 and 4 are smaller girthed specimens, recorded in 2015 as follows: tree 3 with a girth of 7ft 1in (2.16m) at the ground and tree 4 with a girth of 7ft 10in (2.39m) at the ground.

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Yew trees at Llanddewi Fach (Cwm):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1968 Llanddewi Fach (Cwm) Ancient 5m-7m 650cm at the ground - view more info
1970 Llanddewi Fach (Cwm) Ancient 5m-7m 607cm at the ground - view more info
1969 Llanddewi Fach (Cwm) Ancient 5m-7m 592cm at the ground - view more info
1971 Llanddewi Fach (Cwm) Ancient 4m-5m 401cm at the ground - view more info