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Nearest town: Llandovery

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Cwrdaf

Diocese: St Davids

County: Carmarthenshire

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SN71253195

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 26-Aug-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: George Borrow (1862 - Wild Wales) reported an 'enormous yew' by Llanwrda church. Today three yews are found in this churchyard. The photograph shows the two largest yews in the foreground, with a younger specimen seen by the churchyard perimeter wall. There is also a large stump by the churchyard entrance - could this have been the yew described by Borrow? A second yew stump north of the church was reported by M.Rees-Hughes in 1993.

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Yew trees at Llanwrda:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
209 Llanwrda Ancient 5m-7m 518cm at 150cm - view more info