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Nearest town: Betws-y-Coed

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Rhychwyn

Diocese: Bangor

County: Conwy

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SH77476160

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 10-Apr-08

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Church in Wales

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

Notes: As long ago as 1833 this remote site was described as 'situated among barren mountains, at a considerable distance from any house'. This is sometimes claimed to be the oldest church in Wales, established in the 6th century. A yew tradition remains, with recently planted trees growing alongside four older specimens, two of which are noted here.

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Yew trees at Llanrhychwyn:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2882 Llanrhychwyn Ancient 5m-7m 513cm at 60cm - view more info
2883 Llanrhychwyn Ancient 4m-5m 457cm at narrowest - view more info
4781 Llanrhychwyn Lost No data available - view more info