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Nearest town: Deal

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary

Diocese: Canterbury

County: Kent

Country: England

Grid ref: TR36695034

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 29-Mar-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: A redundant Norman church, known today as St Mary's Old church. 'Through its Norman doorway Wellington often passed under the shade of two marvellous yews older than Walmer Castle'. Mee's description no longer applies since only one yew survives. Both trees are seen in this fine illustration from the 1852 London Illustrated News. In Lewis's 1848 Topographical Dictionary of England they were described as 'two remarkably fine yew-trees'.

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Yew trees at Walmer:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
817 Walmer Ancient 5m-7m 602cm at 30cm - view more info
1096 Walmer Lost No data available - view more info