St.Mary's churchyard in Painswick is famous for it's yew trees. Folklore holds that the churchyard will never have more than 99 yew trees and that should a 100th grow the Devil would pull it out. According to the Victoria & Albert Museum, a count of the trees showed there to be 103. The plan of the churchyard included in the church's own public leaflet shows 100. They are all numbered, although I didn't have time to check how many there really are!

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