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Nearest town: Porlock

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: All Saints

Diocese: Bath and Wells

County: Somerset

Country: England

Grid ref: SS91984680

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 30-Nov-16

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m

Notes: Here is a 15th century church with a 14th century tower. Two extraordinary yews grow east and west of the church. It is said that they are commemorative yews, put there by 'the famous tree-planting baronet of the region in the last century, Sir Thomas Acland'. If they are 1860 plantings they clearly indicate the care that is required when applying girth alone to indicate the likely age of a yew. This form of yew is more akin to those grown in gardens, where they have been trained and managed.

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Yew trees at Selworthy:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5073 Selworthy Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info
5072 Selworthy Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info