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What's New - December 2018

This Christmas I received the 3rd edition of The Ancient Yew, by Robert Bevan-Jones, a book whose 1st edition appeared in 2002, before the existence of the Ancient Yew Group. In Robert’s introduction to this latest edition he notes that the Ancient Yew Group’s “website has grown …………to be the largest database of individual tree studies in the world, of any species.”
We are rightly proud of this and continue to add newly discovered yews, as well as updating photos and information on other yew trees.

December 2018

What's New - November 2018

New sites

Brook; Brook/Eldon; East Woodhay; Hoplands; Humbers Wood; Le Vast; News Wood; Spybush Plantation; Strouds Wood; West Wycombe - church; West Wycombe - Park – Hugo Egleston

Cucklington – Peter Norton/Tim Hills

Hollycombe-Hirtwell Cottage; Selworthy – Tim Hills

Craig-y-dorth – Doug Lloyd

Barton on Sea; Beaulieu-Keeping Copse – Ancient Tree Hunt
Bramshott-Rectory Lane – Owen Johnson

New photos/information

Lytchett Matravers – Jobie P

November 2018

What's New - October 2018

New sites
Bathampton; Barrow Court; Barwick; Durston; Goathurst; Hinton St George; Ilchester; Kilmersdon; Nettlecombe; Norton sub Hamdon; Stanton Prior – Tim Hills

Stubbings House, Maidenhead – Dave Kenny

October 2018

What’s New - September 2018

New sites
Blackdown, near Upham; Mottisfont – Garden; Mottisfont – Great Copse; Wallop Hill Down; Yewtree Pit – Hugo Egleston
Fonthill Gifford – Peter Norton
Brimfield; Thornbury – Tim Hills
Fifty Acre Wood – Sarah Moody/Tim Hills
Abbeytown – Wayne Jackson
New photos/information
Brockley Combe; Priors Dean; West Grimstead – Peter Norton
Alltmawr; Llanfihangel-Bryn-Pabaun - Tim Hills
Llangynog – Paul Wood
Hoo St Werburgh – Greg O’Beirne
Hedsor - Alexander Shephard
Lost Yew site
Hanter Hill – Paul Wood

September 2018

What's New - August 2018

New sites

Auvillars; Berthouville; Boutteville; Cavigny; Contrières; Dangy; Duranville; La Haye-AubreeLe Torquesne; Lecaude;  Lénault; Les Authieux-Papion; Les Moitiers-en-Bauptois: Préaux-Saint-Sébastien; Repentigny; Roucamps; Rufosses; Saint Julien-sur-Calonne; Saint-Pierre-de-Cormeilles; Vannecrocq; Vindefontaine
Angerville l’Orcher; Bourneville; Brix; Éturqueraye; La Folletière-Abenon; La Lande-Saint-Léger; Le Mésnil-Ciboult; Le Mesnil-Rogues; Saint Aubin Routot; Saint-Mards-de-Blacarville; Saint-Pierre-des-Ifs; Saint-Sulpice-de-Grimbouville; Saint-Symphorien;  Sainte-Marguerite-des-Loges; Truttemer-le-Petit; Valletot; Villy-Bocage
Bulat-Pestivien; Kergrist Moëlou; Pommerit-le-Vicomte; Yvignac-la-Tour
Two new sites have been added, courtesy of Google Earth: La Croupte and Saint-Denis-Maisoncelles.
Lost yews are recorded at the following sites in Calvados: Chefreville-Tonnencourt; Cottun; Fontaine-le-Pin and Les Authieux-sur-Calonne

August 2018

What's New - July 2018

Information from 4000 churchyards visited in England and Wales 
During the process of recording our oldest yews, the Ancient Yew Group has acquired much information about less celebrated younger yews.
To satisfy requests that this information too might be available to interested parties, two new webpages have been constructed. They are found in the Church of England and Church in Wales webpages under the heading “Churchyards Visited in Each County”.
These lists link every churchyard visited to the information we hold. It includes places visited where no yews have been found. 

July 2018

What’s New – May 2018

New sites:
Notgrove – Sue C.Smith/Tim Hills
Lampeter; Shirenewton; Tintern – Tim Hills
LLannefydd – Reg Wheeler/Tim Hills
Lost yews:
Allostock – The Three Greyhounds; Melverley – Paul Wood
An 1860 painting of Deane’s lost yew

What’s New – April 2018

New sites:
Corhampton/Droxford Parish Boundary; Hare Warren Copse; Hursley – Sparsholt Road; Merdon-Dores Lane; Nether Wallop; Soberton-Selworth Lane; Soberton Heath-Russell’s Farm; Warnford Park  – Hugo Egleston
Hanbury; Parwich – Tim Hills
Castle Hill, Tonbridge – Martin Garwood

New photos/information:
Long Mynd-Park Coppice – Dougald Purce
Penallt - Jenny Joice
Castle Frome; Donnington; Munsley; Putley – Paul Wood

Change in name
Melbury Chapel has been changed to Melbury Sampford

April 2018

What's New - March 2018

New sites
Downleaze Copse; Filmore Hill; Little Somborne; Longwood-garden; Lone Barn Lane; Steventon/Overton Parish Boundary; Steventon-Yew Tree Cottage; Windmill Down-Hurstbourne Tarrant - Hugo Egleston
Cawdor Castle; Otterton-church; Snelston – Tim Hills
Old Glassinghall House – Ailsa Gray
Arnside; Little Cubley – Ancient Tree Hunt
Discoed hillside; Downton; Greete; Little Penlan, Huntington; Troed-yr-harn – Paul Wood
New photos/information
Hatton; Norton Lindsey; Preston St Mary;  – Tim Hills
Aberedw; Billingsley; Cregrina; Dinedor; Eardisley; Gladestry; Llanbadarn Fawr (Crossgates); Llanbadarn-y-garreg; Llanbedr (Ystradyw); Llanerfyl; Llanfihangel-Bryn-Pabuan; Llangadfan; Old Radnor; Yazor – Paul Wood
Lost yews
Longwood 1 – Hugo Egleston
Tonbridge-A21 road widening – Martin Garwood
Castle Ashby; Lulsley; Morley; Snitterfield – Tim Hills

March 2018

What's New - February 2018

New sites
Old Coulsdon churchyard; Orpington – Ancient Tree Hunt
Ashmanhaugh – Evelyn Simak
Beanacre; Devizes; Itchen Abbas; Lower Machen; Peterston-super-Ely;
Ramsdean-Old Chapel; Ramsdean-Rookery Farm; Upton Lovell; Woodcott;
Woolland - Peter Norton
Bryn Alyn Farm – Jeremy Bolwell
Coreley; Richards Castle-All Saints – Paul Wood
Hardings Booth – Google Earth/Paul Wood
Thorneythwaite – Michael GrahamWasdale Head – Graham Wilkinson

New photos/information
Bromham - Terry Offen
Butcombe - Tim Hills
Caynham; Hope Bagot; Hopton Wafers; Milson; Ludford - Paul Wood
Cilmery (Llanganten) - Phil Jones
Dinder; Edington; Llantrithyd Park; Pendoylan; Rudry; St Brides-super-Ely; Tisbury; Wimborne St Giles churchyard - Peter Norton
Farnborough - Ancient Tree Hunt
Finlaystone House - Richard Sutcliffe
Henllys - Jaggery
Kelburn Castle - Lairich Rig
Kentmere; Lamberhurst - Luke Steer
Llanynys - Eirian Evans
Oxford Botanical Garden - Stephen Craven

February 2018

What's New - January 2018

New sites:
Hannington-2; Polhampton Lodge Plantation; Weston Common-Avenue Nurseries – Hugo Egleston
Gawton’s Well, Knypersley – Robert Worrall
Bury St Edmunds – Laura Smith
Weston, Notts – Isobel Turner
Loxton; Queen Charlton – Tim Hills
Beanacre; Upton Lovell; Devizes – Peter Norton
New photos/information:
Tremeirchion – Andy McGeeney
La Haye de Routot – Jules Van Camp
Saint Maudez – Natacha Ampe
Buckland St Mary; Minto, Old churchyard – Tim Hills
Maplebeck; Weston, Staffs – Isobel Turner

January 2018