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Beacon Hill - Devizes

Tree ID: 935

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 437cm

Girth height: at narrowest

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 29-Jun-07

Source of earliest mention: 2007: Gordon Hancock


June 2007 – Tim Hills: Several yews of various age can be found either side of this old road. The largest has layered and has offspring growing nearby. Closer examination of one of the trees along the road revealed it to be a very old Irish Yew. This must have been deliberately planted some 150/200 years ago – and presumably for a reason. The yews were thought recently to be under threat of felling, but a letter from Tim Frayling of Natural England, dated 10th May 2007, assures us that ‘it was never a proposal to cut down yew trees’. It is hoped at a later date to publish a full account of the yews in this area.
2018 – Dennis Powney: The yews all grow within the parish of Bromham. The boundary with the neighbouring parish of Heddington is 50 metres north of where the yews grow.

Yew trees at Beacon Hill - Devizes:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
935 Beacon Hill - Devizes Ancient 4m-5m 437cm at narrowest - view more info