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PeterH
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Re: Circles under churches
May 09, 2005, 23:16
OK - just one thing on theyew tree. Its great age doesn't have to mean that it was located at a pagan site. This one could have been one of many and it survived when others were felled.. Yew is of course very poisonous and the old tradition that they were planted inside churchyards to keep the devil and evil spirits away is countered by the notion that they were planted inside churchyard walls where cattle couldn't get to them.


I do agree that this yew is far older than the existing church
I'm still on the fence.
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