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Stoke Trister

Nearest town: Wincanton

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Andrew

Diocese: Bath and Wells

County: Somerset

Country: England

Grid ref: ST73682875

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 8-Mar-16

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The oldest yew grows SSW of the church and close to the wall separating the churchyard from the road. The church was a replacement for the ancient church whose location was over a quarter of a mile away by the Manor House. Since it was not built until 1841 we have to wonder why a yew with a girth that suggests an age of 500 years or more should be growing here. Was this perhaps a burial ground outside of the village? Or is its elevated position one where a yew might have been planted as a marker between villages?

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Yew trees at Stoke Trister:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3762 Stoke Trister Ancient 5m-7m 533cm at the ground - view more info