SU1226 : Yew tree, Homington

taken 6 years ago, near to Homington, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Yew tree, Homington
Yew tree, Homington
The yew tree is to be found in the churchyard of the Church of St Mary the Virgin.

The yew is not a death tree in that it causes death, although some lore does suggest that death will soon follow if certain yews are irreverently plucked, rather it is regarded as a “gentle guardian of the dead”. The yew has been a common churchyard tree for this reason. In Wales, it was sacrilegious to burn or cut down a yew. The yews association with death made it an unlucky tree that was not to be taken into the home.
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Homington 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1228 2600 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.9940N 1:49.5750W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1227 2600
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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