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Nearest town: Barry

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: The Blessed Virgin Mary

Diocese: Llandaff

County: Glamorgan

Country: Wales

Grid ref: ST05856884

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 31-May-06

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area-Glamorgan Council

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

Notes: A trio of yews close to the churchyard entrance, each contained within circular walls. Two were described in 1861 as 'old yews'. In 1988 The Conservation Foundation asked for yew information as part of their Yew Tree Campaign in the Country Living magazine. They were sent this photograph with an estimated girth of 12' to 14'. In spite of this, Meredith estimated an age of 500 years and a certificate was sent to the church.

Yew trees at Penmark:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2263 Penmark Ancient 4m-5m 457cm - view more info
2262 Penmark Ancient 4m-5m 427cm at 5cm - view more info
2264 Penmark Images Currently Unavailable Notable 310cm at 15cm - view more info