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Nearest town: Bristol

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: unrecorded

Diocese: Bristol

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England

Grid ref: ST66877116

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 5-May-03

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: Peter Norton: The original church was built as a chapel of rest to nearby village of Bitton and the earliest reference dates from 1280 and records Bytton cum capella de Oldeland. The chapel was dramatically sited on a well-drained hilltop, not far from the manor house (some interesting yews within the walled garden), and on the edge of the ancient forest of Kingswood. Due to an increase in population Oldland was permitted its own churchyard in 1720. The chapel was demolished in 1829 to prepare for the building of the present church.

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Yew trees at Oldland:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1737 Oldland Lost 513cm at 5cm - view more info