ST7136 : Yew tree in the churchyard, South Brewham

taken 8 years ago, near to South Brewham, Somerset, Great Britain

Yew tree in the churchyard, South Brewham
Yew tree in the churchyard, South Brewham
This tree is one of two large yew trees in the churchyard of the Church of St John the Baptist.

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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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 71986 36127 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.4241N 2:24.1000W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 71986 36127
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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