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Muggington Yew

The 'druid' tree.

20 October 2006

Ken Andrews has provided this lovely photo of an old yew tree opposite.

He writes 'The old yew tree I mentioned is at Mugginton Church in Derbyshire, South of the A517 mid-way between Ashbourne and Belper.

The Historical Notes which I got at the church in 1980, when the photo was taken, refer to a survey of 1880 when the following details were recorded:- The Old Yew Tree has a girth of 24ft 6ins at a height of 4ft from the ground could be a 'druid tree'. The younger tree... was planted in 1732 by the Rector.

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The Muggington yew tree, Belper. Photo: Ken Andrews