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Broughton Hackett

Tree ID: 3397

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 14-May-11

Source of earliest mention: 1867: The Botany of Worcestershire


In 1867 Edwin Lees wrote about this yew in The Botany of Worcestershire. ‘There is a hollow Yew-tree in the churchyard at Broughton Hackett, about five miles east of Worcester, whose dimensions and history were sent by the rector, the Rev.H.M.Sherwood, to Dr. Lindley, who thought it possible the tree might be one thousand years old’. The girth was reported as 24ft in Hardwicke’s science-gossip published in 1874.
In 2011 all that remains is this single hollowed out fragment. The large mound is also evidence of the once formidable tree that grew here. There are also chains hanging from the fragment that perhaps once joined it to other parts of the tree. Although small girthed now, we know this yew has been significantly larger in its past and it is recorded as Ancient (7m+).

Yew trees at Broughton Hackett:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3397 Broughton Hackett Ancient 7m+ No data available - view more info