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Nearest town: Wrexham

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary the Virgin

Diocese: St Asaph

County: Wrexham

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SJ37324182

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 11-Aug-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Church in Wales

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Ancient 5m-7m

Notes: Lewis's 1833 Topographical Dictionary of Wales reported that 'the churchyard is large, and remarkable for the great number of yew-trees of extraordinary growth which it contains'. The church is thought to have been founded in the late 13th century. Of twenty three yews around the outside of churchyard, two are noted here.

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Yew trees at Overton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1115 Overton Ancient 5m-7m 551cm at 30cm - view more info
663 Overton Ancient 4m-5m 478cm - view more info