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ST CYNOG'S CHURCH, DEFYNNOG, CHURCHYARD YEW TREE

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NPRN 405602

Map Reference SN92NW

Grid Reference SN92532796

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Brecknockshire

Community Maescar

Type of Site TREE

Broad Class AGRICULTURE AND SUBSISTENCE

Period Multiperiod

Site Description Occupying a position to the immediate north of St Cynog's Church is a large Yew tree. The largest of four large Yews within the churchyard, it forms nine distinct stems springing from a base which has an overall circumference of 11m, or 36 feet. It grows from a mound measuring 8m across and 1m high.
This is perhaps the Defynnog Yew which was noted, in 2004, as having an age of 3018 years (1).
A second Yew lies 5m to its west, and two others in the churchyard lie at SN92562795 and SN92542791 respectively.

(1) Sunday Times, 25.04.2004 [original source not given]

D.K.Leighton, RCAHMW, 12 December 2006