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Nearest town: Lyneham

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Giles

Diocese: Salisbury

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SU040793

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 12-Oct-10

Recorded by: Peter Norton

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m

Notes: The church of St Giles, so dedicated in 1928, was originally dedicated to St John the Evangelist. First recorded in 1276, it retains some 13th century stonework. A relief carving of Roman date, identified as a figure of Aesculapius or Hygea, has been built into the south wall west of the porch and was the subject of a Time Team investigation in 1994. A pond in an adjoining (private) garden was thought to have been the location of an early Roman shrine or even the site of a pre-Roman religious site.

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Yew trees at Tockenham:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3294 Tockenham Ancient 4m-5m 427cm at 30cm - view more info