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Nearest town: Neath

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Cynog

Diocese: Swansea and Brecon

County: Powys

Country: Wales

Grid ref: SN78721005

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 5-Oct-98

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Church in Wales

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Ancient 7m+, Lost

Notes: The site was first visited in 1998, at which time only one of its four trees could be seen and evaluated. The remaining three were hidden behind a combination of horizontal branches, twiggy growth, elder, brambles etc. I returned in 2014 to a transformation, and while there are differing views on how the yews here are being managed, it was pleasing to at last see what was growing inside these elaborate circular walls. Three yews grow on the north side, which would have been SE of the previous church building- removed shortly before 1861. The fourth grows south of the present church.The original church is thought to be of early medieval origin.

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Yew trees at Ystradgynlais:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4419 Ystradgynlais Ancient 7m+ 814cm at 5cm - view more info
876 Ystradgynlais Ancient 7m+ 791cm at 10cm - view more info
4418 Ystradgynlais Ancient 4m-5m 490cm - view more info
3657 Ystradgynlais Ancient 4m-5m 418cm at 5cm - view more info
4425 Ystradgynlais Lost No data available - view more info