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Rycote Chapel

Nearest town: Oxford

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Michael and All Angels

Diocese: Oxford

County: Oxfordshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SP66680465

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 28-Oct-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: The Rycote Buildings Charitable Foundation

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: The chapel building seen today was consecrated in 1449 as a private chapel for a wealthy household. Such places of worship were usually built close to the Manor House, but that has not happened here. The tree is accessible on foot throughout the year via the Oxfordshire Way footpath. By car, it is only accessible from 1st April to 30th September on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 2pm to 6pm. In 2013 the building was owned by Mr & Mrs Bernard Taylor.

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Yew trees at Rycote Chapel:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
710 Rycote Chapel Ancient 7m+ 757cm at 45cm - view more info