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West Kington

Nearest town: Chippenham

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Mary the Virgin

Diocese: Bristol

County: Wiltshire

Country: England

Grid ref: ST81287756

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 18-Aug-05

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: The church is situated at the far end of a farmyard, where there is parking space. The text on this old postcard reads: Hugh Latimer, the Martyr, who was burned at the stake at Oxford, in the reign of Queen Mary, was rector of this parish from the year 1530 to 1535; and, it is said, he was accustomed at times to preach under this tree.

Yew trees at West Kington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1260 West Kington Ancient 4m-5m 498cm at 30cm - view more info