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Nearest town: Dolgellau

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Illtud

Diocese: Bangor

County: Gwynedd

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SH71751955

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 6-Apr-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Church in Wales

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

Notes: The present church was built in 1291 on a site that is older still. The church guide considers there to be 4 'ancient' yews, but only two are particularly noteworthy and recorded here. The other two are (1) a male yew east of the church, twin stemmed from the ground with a girth of 15' 2'' at the base, and (2) a single stemmed female SW of the church with a base girth of 12' 0'' and 11' 8'' at 1'. These girths were recorded by Reg Wheeler in 1983.

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Yew trees at Llanelltyd:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
78 Llanelltyd Ancient 7m+ 915cm - view more info
77 Llanelltyd Ancient 5m-7m 671cm at the ground - view more info