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Withycombe Barton - Bystock

Nearest town: Exmouth

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St John in the Wilderness

Diocese: Exeter

County: Devon

Country: England

Grid ref: SY02818335

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 25-May-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: In 19th century publications this location was called Withycombe Raleigh. Since there is a church dedicated to St John the Evangelist in the centre of Withycombe Raleigh this has led to confusion with the church of St John in the Wilderness, which is found on the NW west edge of Withycombe Raleigh parish in a village called Withycombe Barton. Since Withcombe Barton is not named on O/S 50000 maps, the location became known as nearby Bystock, which is how it appears in Meredith's Gazetteer (1994), found in The Sacred Yew by Chetan and Brueton. The yew grows south of the church, close to its tower.

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Yew trees at Withycombe Barton - Bystock:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
317 Withycombe Barton - Bystock Ancient 4m-5m 488cm at the ground - view more info