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Cherkley Court

Nearest town: Leatherhead

Site type: estate

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Surrey

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ18385402

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 30-Jun-98

Recorded by: Andy McGeeney

Protection & responsibility: Estate manager

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 4m-5m, Lost

Notes: Cherkley Court reverted to the ownership of the Beaverbrook Foundation in 1994. In 1998 the Foundation reunited the house with the estate which was held by an absentee owner. In 1890 the site consisted of 90-95 acres, but the house has more recently been described as being set in 400 acres of park and woodlands. The future of the house and estate lands in 2010 is uncertain. According to the estate manager up to two thirds of the yews were lost in the storms of the 1980s. The photo shown here from 1897 is of 'The Queen', described as 23ft round at that time. Whether it still exists is not known.

Yew trees at Cherkley Court:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3260 Cherkley Court Ancient 4m-5m 455cm at 100cm - view more info
2676 Cherkley Court Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at 30cm - view more info