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Tree ID: 2541

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1700: Diary of Richard Stapley (1682-1724) recorded by Rev Edward Turner. From Sussex Arch. collections relating to the History and Antiquities of the County by Sussex Archaeological Society.


One of the oldest records of an ancient yew, in this instance of it being pollarded. ‘On January 3rd [1700] yew great eugh tree on ye south wall of Bolney church was polled by order of John Gatwick, vicar of Bolney, and Henry Purvey, of Bolney, polled it’. A footnote to this account by M.A.Lower (1849) reports that ‘this yew tree no longer exists’.

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Yew trees at Bolney:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2541 Bolney Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info