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Nearest town: Tewkesbury

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Michael

Diocese: Gloucester

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO84012854

Lost yew site: Yes

Date visited: 10-Apr-99

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: In 1825 Thomas Rickman wrote 'An attempt to discriminate the styles of architecture in England'. While describing churches in Gloucestershire he noted that in the churchyard at Tirley were 'two very large and fine yew trees; that on the south side short and very thick, that on the north side very tall'. JC Cox's 'Gloucestershire' (1914) described them as 'two exceptionally fine yew trees'. Only one has survived, seen here growing south of the church. Note also the clipped yews.

Yew trees at Tirley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1009 Tirley Ancient 4m-5m 452cm at lowest point - view more info
4504 Tirley Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info