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Nearest town: Brecon

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: Originally St Maelog, later St Matthew

Diocese: Swansea and Brecon

County: Powys

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SO10763557

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 1-Mar-12

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Church in Wales

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

Notes: The church guide considers this to have originally been a pagan holy place. 'An early medieval origin for Llandefalle seems probable in view of the earlier dedication and the churchyard morphology' (CPAT). IN the 1990s Percy Morgan reported that there were 10 large yews here. Five are documented here, two are of smaller girth and a new yew has been planted to replace a fallen tree.

Site files:

Yew trees at Llandefalle:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3849 Llandefalle Ancient 5m-7m 538cm at 60cm - view more info
53 Llandefalle Ancient 5m-7m 533cm at 90cm - view more info
51 Llandefalle Ancient 4m-5m 472cm at 90cm - view more info
3847 Llandefalle Ancient 4m-5m 465cm at 22cm - view more info
3850 Llandefalle Lost No data available - view more info
52 Llandefalle Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info