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Nearest town: Folkestone

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Canterbury

County: Kent

Country: England

Grid ref: TR12484183

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 28-Mar-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: Two tall female yews grow on the south side. The church dates from the 13th century, but this is thought to be the site of a much earlier place of worship. According to local legend, yew branches were handed out from nearby Palm Cottage to villagers processing to the church on Palm Sunday.

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Yew trees at Stowting:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
755 Stowting Ancient 7m+ 703cm at the ground - view more info
754 Stowting Ancient 5m-7m 589cm at 90cm - view more info