Painswick centres on this fine 14th-century, Perpendicular Gothic wool church, surrounded by 18th-century tabletop tombs and clipped yew trees that resemble giant lollipops. Legend has it that only 99 trees could ever grow here, as the devil would shrivel the 100th tree. They planted it anyway, to celebrate the millennium and – lo and behold! – one of the trees toppled several years later. In the street, at the foot of the churchyard, stands a rare set of iron stocks.