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Nearest town: Salisbury

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Salisbury

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU066437

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 1-Sep-09

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: Churches Conservation Trust

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The church was first mentioned in 1179. It was altered in the 17th century, fully restored between 1843-53, then declared redundant in 1975. It is now looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust. In 1946 Canon E.H.Goddard described the yews here as 'old and numerous'. In 2009 there were seven. The most significant is recorded below. Two of the younger yews are seen here, west of the church is a male with many branches removed from its lower trunk and a girth of 11' 6'' at 2' 6'' and east of the churchyard entrance is a female with a girth of 8' 6'' at 2' 6''. Also two young yews grow alongside the west perimeter of the additional graveyard, a male with a girth of 7' 0'' at 2' 6'' and an unmeasured female. Two further yews, male and female, grow along the east perimeter but were not measured due to lower growth and dense summer vegetation.

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Yew trees at Maddington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1185 Maddington Notable 266cm above roots - view more info