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Nearest town: Monmouth

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: Penallt Old Church

Diocese: Monmouth

County: Monmouthshire

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SO52201073

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 1-Mar-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Church in Wales

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

Notes: Peter Norton 2016: First mention of a church at this site is contained in an appendix to The Book of Llandaff around 1200. Parts of the churchyard, particularly on its west and south side, are curved. Could this perhaps indicate an even earlier use of this site as a place of worship? This is a particularly scenic site, with the church standing some 550ft above the river Wye and overlooking the pilgrims route down the Wye to Bristol, from where it continues to Santiago de Compostella in northern Spain.

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Yew trees at Penallt:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1104 Penallt Ancient 5m-7m 698.5cm near ground - view more info