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Nearest town: Gloucester

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St James

Diocese: Gloucester

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO78192921

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 20-Feb-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 7m+

Notes: The earliest record of a yew at this site was in 1874, when an ancient yew with a girth of 25' at 5' was recorded at 'Stanton, in Worcestershire'. It undoubtedly referred to this location, in Gloucestershire but only a mile from the Worcestershire border. The church is in an idyllic setting overlooking a fishing lake. It is thought to be Norman in origin, though the age of the tree suggests that this has been a significant site for much longer. The yew grows on the west side, to the north.

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Yew trees at Staunton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
739 Staunton Ancient 7m+ 787cm at the ground - view more info