ST9910 : Yew tree, All Saints Church

taken 7 years ago, near to Gussage All Saints, Dorset, Great Britain

Yew tree, All Saints Church
Yew tree, All Saints Church
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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ST9910, 69 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 July, 2010
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Tree (detail)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 99843 10812 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.8072N 2:0.2162W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 99843 10812
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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