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
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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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 71981 36127 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.4241N 2:24.1042W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 71981 36127
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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