Go to map Back to search

Worfield

Nearest town: Bridgnorth

Site type: churchyard

Access: Public

Church name: St Peter

Diocese: Hereford

County: Shropshire

Country: England

Grid ref: SO758958

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 31-Mar-03

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: Parochial Church Council

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

Notes: A late 13th/early 14th century church. Its most significant yew is just inside the churchyard entrance. It was described in Nooks and Crannies (1899) as 'a great yew, shaped like an extinguisher'. In the 1939 King's England it was noted as 'a lovely clipped yew tree, with a trunk about 13' round and wooden seats beneath it'. The first picture by Rev Williams and held in the Shropshire Archives collection, shows that there has beren a long tradition of clipping this yew. In the second picture (date unknown) the tree is highlighted. Also at the top of the steeply inclined churchyard is a pair of very tall yews seen in photo 3, and close to the entrance a yew with many straight stems - photo 4.

Yew trees at Worfield:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1505 Worfield Ancient 4m-5m 455cm above seat - view more info