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Stansted

Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary the Virgin

Diocese: Rochester

County: Kent

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ60736213

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 1-Aug-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: According to Mee, writing in the King's England series 'there was a church here soon after the Conqueror came'. This was pulled down in the 14th/15th century and rebuilt. The yew grows NW of the church. Penelope Stanford has ascertained that almost the whole parish boundary is visible from the tree, which is on a flattened area cut into the slope and thus suggests a deliberate planting. Furthermore the subject of boundary visibility is noted in discussion of Anglo-Saxon charters.

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Yew trees at Stansted:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
738 Stansted Ancient 5m-7m 696cm at 5cm - view more info