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Nearest town: Kendal

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Andrew

Diocese: Bradford

County: Cumbria

Country: England

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 21-Mar-08

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area-Cumbria-Yorkshire Dales PA

Yews recorded at this site: Lost, Notable

Notes: A late Norman church. It is well documented that George Fox (1624/91), founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers), once preached here beneath 'a great yew tree'. In 1859 John Wilbur wrote that 'at Sedbergh, we saw the Yew- trees, which are yet standing, under which George Fox had a meeting in 1652. One of these trees was dead and dry, but the other has yet a few green branches about it'.

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Yew trees at Sedbergh:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2880 Sedbergh Images Currently Unavailable Notable No data available - view more info