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Ardingly - churchyard

Tree ID: 254

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 777cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 6-Apr-00

Source of earliest mention: 1940: History of Sussex


1997 Owen Johnson’s Sussex Tree Book records the yew as 16m tall x 207cm diameter at 1.6m.
April 2000 Tim Hills: An imposing tree. Low twiggy growth had recently been removed. Bole consists of a thickened shell for three quarters of its girth, with a large internal stem filling much of the gap. Girth of 24′ 9” (754cm) at the ground, 20′ 10” (635cm) at 2′ 6” and 21′ 6” (655cm) at 5′.
April 2014 Peter Norton: A large and fragmenting male yew, its lower bole encased with much spray making measurement difficult. There is a bulbous growth on the lower northeast side of the tree. Close to the ground a girth of 25′ 6” (777cm) was recorded, while at 1′ the measurement reduced to 23′ 2” (706cm). Unable to measure at 3′ as the spray was too thick. A further four yews grow along the north perimeter, these are between 8’/9′, possibly planted at the time of the Victorian restoration.

Yew trees at Ardingly - churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
254 Ardingly - churchyard Ancient 7m+ 777cm at 5cm - view more info