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Nearest town: Bishop's Stortford

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St James the Great

Diocese: St Albans

County: Hertfordshire

Country: England

Grid ref: TL476189

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 26-Feb-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The oldest part of the church is Norman. The yew was nearly destroyed by fire in 1991, thought to have been caused by children 'igniting the dry tinder inside its trunk'. It grows SW of the church. A group of younger yews growing nearby are thought to be regrowth from an old stump.

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Yew trees at Thorley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
787 Thorley Ancient 5m-7m 632cm at 120cm - view more info