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Newtown / Dolfor road

Nearest town: Newtown

Site type: field

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Powys

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SO09308780

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 25-Apr-04

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Landowner

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

Notes: Two battered yews grow about 850' above sea level in an exposed position. In 2015 Paul Wood looked at Google Earth to pinpoint the yews. He noted a building site that is aligned roughly east/west and wondered whether this might be a lost church site. An 1807 map shows that the road (which is still there in earthwork form) once went right up to this building before turning 45 degrees east. This could certainly be a plausible explanation as to why the yews are there. It certainly confirms that these yews have not always sat in isolation.

Yew trees at Newtown / Dolfor road:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1816 Newtown / Dolfor road Ancient 4m-5m 447cm at narrowest - view more info
1817 Newtown / Dolfor road Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info