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Nearest town: Sturminster Newton

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Peter and St Paul

Diocese: Salisbury

County: Dorset

Country: England

Grid ref: ST73570590

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 16-Sep-10

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The church is thought to date from the 12th century, with major restoration in the 15th century and in 1868. Novelist and short story writer Theodore Francis Powys lived in Mappowder for the last 13 years of his life and was buried here in 1953. These two yews are found at either end of the north perimeter and were possibly planted at the same time.

Yew trees at Mappowder:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4072 Mappowder Ancient 4m-5m 406cm at 30cm - view more info
3255 Mappowder Notable 358cm at 30cm - view more info