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St Mary the Virgin Church

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Location type: Church
Number of texts: 1
4 stars
Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

The churchyard of St Mary the Virgin dominates the high street and is famous for twenty-one very ancient yew trees. The yew trees are traditionally one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. At 1,500 to 2,000 years old, the oldest tree predates the church, whose earliest stonework is probably Norman. In 1992 the village celebrated the 700th anniversary of the granting of a Royal Charter to Overton by Edward I in 1292 with a royal visit from the present Queen who planted a new yew tree.

Linked characteristics: Peculiar, Did you know...
Linked themes: History, Nature
Linked groups: Seven Wonders of Wales

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