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Blaina (formerly Aberystruth)

Tree ID: 1752

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1799: Churchyard yews of Gwent - J.Daryll Evans


Archdeacon William Coxe (prior to his visit to Mamhilad in 1799) recorded a yew at Aberystruth with a girth of 24′. He noted a further 11 yews, all apparently old, forming a square around the edge of the churchyard. Most of the trees were burnt down by the same fire that destroyed the church in 1844, though it is reported that the remains of one lasted into the 1930s. The image by Henri Gastineau shows St Peter`s church in around 1827. It was drawn for Wales Illustrated, published in 1830.

Yew trees at Blaina (formerly Aberystruth):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1752 Blaina (formerly Aberystruth) Lost No data available - view more info