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Llangollen - Tyndwr Hall

Nearest town: Llangollen

Site type: garden

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Denbighshire

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SJ232413

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 30-Sep-07

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: In 1854 George Henry Borrow recorded his walk through Wild Wales. On passing a small house to let, with an enormous yew tree before it, his companion observed that the proprietors had furbished it up a little and called it Yew Tree Villa. Because the yew was considered then to be the largest in Wales, the house owners were hoping a member of the 'grand gentry' would pay an exorbitant rent 'for the romance of the yew tree'. It is found in the grounds of Tyn Dwr Hall -on some maps Tyndwr Hall (also known by some as Tyndale Hall). The building was until recently a Youth Hostel, but is now owned by the Local Authority.

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Yew trees at Llangollen - Tyndwr Hall:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2620 Llangollen - Tyndwr Hall Ancient 5m-7m 536cm at 60cm - view more info