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Much Birch

Nearest town: Hereford

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary and St Thomas a Becket

Diocese: Hereford

County: Herefordshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO50413052

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 22-Nov-04

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: Three yews of note grow here, the ancient yew (seen here) southwest of the church and two younger yews on the north side, facing the main road. In 1876 Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire noted 'two very fine yew-trees' and that one of them had a large elder-tree growing out of it.

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Yew trees at Much Birch:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1268 Much Birch Ancient 4m-5m 452cm at 15cm - view more info
5516 Much Birch Notable 376cm at 5cm - view more info