MEM24743 - Post-medieval yew tree in All Saints' Churchyard, Wootton Courtenay (Tree)
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In 1791 Collinson said "There are fragments of an old stone cross in the churchyard, and a fine yew tree with a beautiful spread of branches". Both were extant in 1974 and the tree was suggested to be 600 years old.  The tree is visible on aerial photographs dating to 2017 at c. SS 9382 4340.  The tree is recorded on the Ancient Yew Group website - see External Links for details.  The large yew tree in the churchyard is of particular note, presumably the one mentioned by Collinson in 1791.  Savage writes in 1830 of "a fine yew tree with wide spreading branches" in Wootton Courtenay churchyard. 
- <1> SSO727 Monograph: Allen, N.V.. 1974. Churches and Chapels of Exmoor. Exmoor Press. 92.
- <2> SEM6951 Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Wootton Courtenay: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. illustration 5.
- <3>XY SEM8520 Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2017. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park. [Mapped feature: #46278 Approximate location of centre of tree, ]
- <4> SEM8705 Website: Ancient Yew Group. 2012-. Ancient Yew Group. https://www.ancient-yew.org/treeInfo.php?link=860&nowstage=1&nowpage=1.
- <5> SEM8695 Report: Pratt, N.. 2018. Wootton Courtenay Conservation Area: appraisal document. 41, illustration 41.
- <6> SSO1909 Monograph: Savage, J.. 1830. A History of the Hundred of Carhampton. 338.
|Grid reference||SS 9383 4340 (point)|
|Civil Parish||WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- https://www.ancient-yew.org/treeInfo.php?link=860&nowstage=1&nowpage=1 (Record for yew on Ancient Yew Group website)
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Sep 17 2019 9:00AM
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