HomeExplore & Enjoy > Interactive map > Map categories

Map categories


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.



Grid Reference


Chilterns Map

Find walks, cycle routes, rides, places to visit
Search the map

Stay in Touch

Sign up for our email newsletter to ensure you never miss out on news about the Chilterns, just enter your email address below.

Please see our Privacy Policy here

Don’t forget, you can always follow us on our social media channels

Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr RSS

Bookmark and Share