ST7611 : All Saints Church, Fifehead Neville - Hollow Yew Tree

taken 11 years ago, near to Fifehead Neville, Dorset, Great Britain

All Saints Church, Fifehead Neville - Hollow Yew Tree
All Saints Church, Fifehead Neville - Hollow Yew Tree
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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Sunday, 11 February, 2007   (more nearby)
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Monday, 12 February, 2007
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Churchyard   (more nearby)
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