Go to map Back to search


Nearest town: Hounslow

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Peter and St Paul

Diocese: London

County: Greater London

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ08807822

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 2-Aug-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

Yews recorded at this site: Ancient 5m-7m

Notes: A well documented yew which may again be in the limelight if the plans for Heathrow's enlargement goes ahead, since this churchyard might disappear. The yew at Buckland-in-Dover was successfully moved, so it should be possible to re-site the Harlington yew. The first picture shows it as a clipped yew in 1770; the second is from 1840, about 15 years after it ceased to be cut, and the third about 100 years later. See Philip Sherwood's illustrated article tracing the changes in the Harlington Yew on our Articles page.

Site files:

Yew trees at Harlington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
494 Harlington Ancient 5m-7m 587cm at the ground - view more info