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Nearest town: Falmouth

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Gluvias

Diocese: Truro

County: Cornwall

Country: England

Grid ref: SW78743465

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 12-Jul-09

Recorded by: Ancient Tree Hunt

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: The church of St Gluvias at Penryn has a 15th century tower with the rest of the church remodelled in 1883. Records show this to have been a church site before the Norman Conquest. As well as the ancient yew recorded in the churchyard, pictured here are splendid avenue yews found in the nearby St Gluvias cemetery. This land was taken on in Victorian times because there was no room left in the churchyard. In 2024 Jackie Grace recorded that in the east to west avenue, of eleven trees measured two had girths just above 4m. The main avenue, running from north to south down to the river bank, had 48 trees, including 4 stumps. They average about 2.5 meters in girth.

Yew trees at Penryn:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5452 Penryn Ancient 4m-5m 410cm at 30cm - view more info