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Villy- Bocage

Nearest town: Bayeux

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: Saint-Hilaire

Diocese: No Data

County: Calvados - Normandie

Country: France

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 13-Jul-18

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

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

Notes: Two yews grow side by side at the west end of the church. In Arcisse de Caumont's 1846 'Statistique Monumentale du Calvados Vol.1', Villy is recorded on p195. The entry says that 'in front of the door is a yew of considerable size. It must be one of the most beautiful yews that exists in the département'. Since 1846 the name has changed to the present day Villy-Bocage. Caumont only mentioned one yew and it would seem that the 2nd yew, while substantial now, would have been a very young tree in 1846. Our thanks to Wim Peeters for locating this information and making it available to the Ancient Yew Group.

Yew trees at Villy- Bocage:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4012 Villy- Bocage Ancient 5m-7m 627cm at 130cm - view more info
4013 Villy- Bocage Notable 380cm at 130cm - view more info