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Nearest town: Church Stretton

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Margaret

Diocese: Hereford

County: Shropshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO40269688

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 27-Apr-15

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The site was visited on 9th June 1999 and 24th April 2015. Three yews grow in the present churchyard, two of them appearing in this c1868 postcard. The largest of the trio grows due west of the church and is not in the photo. Two further yews grow on a small bank southeast of the church and are seen in the Tree Information. Their presence is thought to indicate that the churchyard was once larger. Two young yews are also seen here, planted to celebrate the Millennium.

Site files:

Yew trees at Ratlinghope:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
696 Ratlinghope Ancient 5m-7m 526cm at 5cm - view more info
4643 Ratlinghope Notable 282cm - view more info
4645 Ratlinghope Notable 262cm at 30cm - view more info
4644 Ratlinghope Notable No data available - view more info