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Pennant Melangell

Nearest town: Bala

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Melangell

Diocese: St Asaph

County: Powys

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SJ02422654

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 12-Aug-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Church in Wales

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

Notes: Four noteworthy yews grow at this site. Recent archaeological excavation has confirmed this to be a site of early medieval origin. Andrew Morton considers the site to be 'pre-Christian' (Tree Heritage of Britain and Ireland). Visiting in June 2008 Russell Cleaver described this site as follows: 'in a mountain setting, this is a truly remote church with a shrine that is still a site of pilgrimage. Six yews grow in the circular churchyard, four are major, ancient trees that appear to be as well cared for as the church. A memorable site'.

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Yew trees at Pennant Melangell:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
671 Pennant Melangell Ancient 7m+ 871cm at narrowest point - view more info
670 Pennant Melangell Ancient 7m+ 716cm at 15cm - view more info
672 Pennant Melangell Ancient 5m-7m 671cm at 60cm - view more info
673 Pennant Melangell Ancient 5m-7m 544cm at 15cm - view more info