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Nearest town: Bristol

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary Virgin

Diocese: Bath and Wells

County: Somerset

Country: England

Grid ref: ST50287542

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 1-Sep-97

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The earliest part of the church is Norman. In 1791 Collinson recorded '3 very large yew trees' of which only one survives. It appears on the left of the 1906 postcard, while the massive columnar trunk of one of the losts is seen on the right. In the second postcard the lost is the tall tree on the left of the picture. Our thanks to Christian Wolf for providing this evidence.

Site files:

Yew trees at Portbury:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
691 Portbury Images Currently Unavailable Ancient 5m-7m 521cm at 90cm - view more info
1288 Portbury Lost No data available - view more info