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Nearest town: Hastings

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Chichester

County: Sussex - East

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ83002454

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 8-Jul-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area-East Sussex CC-Rother DC

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

Notes: Peter Norton October 2015: Northiam is derived from the Anglo Saxon Heah hamm (The high village). In the Domesday Book it is recorded as Higham. The first mention of a church at Northiam comes from around 1090, though it seems almost certain that there was an earlier church on this ridge-top spot. It seems that the church, was granted by Robert of Eu, brother of William the Conqueror, to St Mary-in-the-Castle at Hastings. Only the west wall, and the lower part of the tower remain of the original building. The yew grows to the south.

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Yew trees at Northiam:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
656 Northiam Ancient 5m-7m 638cm at 90cm - view more info