♔Stow-on-the-Wold- Cotswolds England

Photo: Martyn Gorman.

A pair of ancient yew trees guard the North door of St Edward’s Parish Church, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire.

These medieval parish church doors flanked by two ancient Yew trees dating from the 11th-14th century, are believed to be the inspiration for the Doors of Durin from J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Tolkien was known to have passed through this area prior to writing the series.

The church is in the highest category of architectural/historic listing (Grade I) and is among 98 other Grade I listed buildings in the Cotswolds area.




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