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Tree ID: 882

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 437cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 6-Jan-01

Source of earliest mention: 1791: Collinson/Rack - History of Somerset


January 2001 -Tim Hills: Described in 1791 as ‘a fine old yew tree, the trunk of which at a foot from the ground, divides into 4 other large trunks, which at 10′ subdivide themselves into a great number of branches’. 210 years later it has lost two of those trunks and its 2′ high bole is now half of its former self. 14′ 4” (437cm) at 1′ recorded in 2001. By May 2014 the mound around the tree and the pieces of old sapwood shell, around which new branches have developed, provide further evidence that this was once a much larger girthed yew. In 2001 its girth was 14′ 4” (437cm) at 1′ and in 2015 was 15′ 1” (460cm) at 1′. The second yew, more easterly of the pair and also male, had a girth of 9′ 10” at 2′ in 2014.

Yew trees at Angersleigh:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
882 Angersleigh Ancient 4m-5m 437cm at 30cm - view more info