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Yester House

Nearest town: Gifford

Site type: estate

Access: Private

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: East Lothian

Country: Scotland

Grid ref: NT5375367590

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 22-Apr-16

Recorded by: David Alderman

Protection & responsibility: owner

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The present Yester House is dated 1699. These yews are at such a distance from the building that nobody believes them to be connected with it. An old castle on the estate is even further away, so it seems that these yews are more likely to be associated with a building that is long gone. The grounds containing the trees are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. Both trees are similar in appearance and size to the nearby Whittinghame Yew.

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Yew trees at Yester House:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
4905 Yester House Notable 371cm at 150cm - view more info
4906 Yester House Notable 358cm at 50cm - view more info