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Purton St Mary

Nearest town: Swindon

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Bristol

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU09688718

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 1-Jan-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The earliest parts of the church are Norman. The photo of 1903 is held by the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham. The following was taken from the The story of Purton: 'An old feature of the graveyard at Purton is the yew, strapped together with its iron bands, and another the stem of the old Preaching Cross, both memorials of the days of open-air worship in God's Acre'.

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Yew trees at Purton St Mary:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
695 Purton St Mary Ancient 5m-7m 523cm at 30cm - view more info