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Nearest town: Haywards Heath

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Peter and St John the Baptist

Diocese: Chichester

County: Sussex - East

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ33842079

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 6-Jul-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Conservation Area-East Sussex CC-Lewes DC

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

Notes: Peter Norton: The earliest mention of Wivelsfelda (Wivelsfield) is found in Birch's Cartularium Saxonicum - around 765. The earliest wooden church was replaced with a stone building in about 1050, of which the Saxon north doorway still survives in what is now an early 13th century building. A Norman church stood here in the latter part of the 11th century, though the site is far older. The most significant yew grows on sloping ground above the path NNE of the church. Two younger yews are also recorded here.

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Yew trees at Wivelsfield:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
856 Wivelsfield Ancient 4m-5m 465cm at 150cm - view more info
1772 Wivelsfield Ancient 4m-5m 429cm at root crown - view more info
4873 Wivelsfield Notable No data available - view more info