ST6939 : Yew Tree, St Mary's Church, Batcombe

taken 8 years ago, near to Batcombe, Somerset, Great Britain

Yew Tree, St Mary's Church, Batcombe
Yew Tree, St Mary's Church, Batcombe
The ancient tradition that this evergreen sheltered the first Christian missionaries to Britain before their churches were built is one of the many explanations put forward to account for the large numbers of yews found in country churchyards. The yew is also a life symbol, and was sometimes scattered on graves. The longbows of medieval archers came from straight, knot-free lengths cut from tall, selected trees. But these were unlikely to be churchyard yews the best bow staves were imported from Spain.
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ST6939, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 January, 2010
Category
Tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 690 390 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.9919N 2:26.6407W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 690 390
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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