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Special Yew Scion

Hambledon Yew by Tim Hills, 1998

Despite only being 65 cm tall in 2006, this tree is special having grown from a cutting of an ancient Yew believed to have been alive in Jesus' time.  The ancient Yew is in another churchyard, in Hambledon, Surrey.

Special Yew ScionThe scion, or cutting, was taken by David Bellamy in 1999 and presented to church representatives at a ceremony in Dorchester Abbey.

After morning service on Sunday 14th May 2000, the little Yew was planted by parishoners in Ivinghoe churchyard to celebrate the second Christian Millennium.

Getting There

The yew tree lies southeast of the Church of St Mary the Virgin in the churchyard, between the church and the graveyard.



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