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Nearest town: Betws-y-Coed

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Digain

Diocese: St Asaph

County: Conwy

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SH87516744

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 7-Apr-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area - Conwy CBC

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: In tradition the church was founded by a 5th century saint. The yew is locally considered to be one of the oldest trees in Wales and was named as one of '50 Great British Trees' in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee. It grows north of the church. As well as this celebrated tree there are a further 8 young male yews around the churchyard. In 2009 it was reported that churchyard waste was being dumped beneath one of the smaller yews in the churchyard.

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Yew trees at Llangernyw:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
139 Llangernyw Ancient 7m+ 1036cm - view more info