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Saint- Ursin

Nearest town: Granville

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: Saint Ursin

Diocese: No Data

County: Manche - Normandie

Country: France

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 8-Aug-00

Recorded by: Tim Hills/Wim Peeters

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: St Ursin is a little village that merged with St Leger and Saint-Jean-des-Champs in 1973. The tree is thought to be an important aspect of territorial pride to the people of St Ursin. The oldest parts of the church (which includes the porch), date back to the 11th and 12th centuries, while the rest is 18th century. Inside the church is a statue of St Ursin that has been used as part of a healing ritual for certain illnesses. The end of the ritual is to take the individual discreetly to the cavity in the tree. The yew grows WSW of the church.

Yew trees at Saint- Ursin:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1338 Saint- Ursin Ancient 7m+ 925cm at 30cm - view more info