Just wondered if anyone here, knew anything of the history of Yewtree cemetery? I've read somewhere, that originally, it was a country house/estate that was donated to the Catholic church, and that there was an ancient yewtree in the grounds (reputed to be over a thousand years old,and hence the name) I've seen an old photo from 1911,(in a reprinted history book by James Hoult) when the tree had an ornamental house built into it's branches, but on visiting the cemetery, there was no sign of it! Was it cut down? or was the estate bigger than the present cemetery, and it survives elsewhere??
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