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Tree ID: 1214

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 14-Jul-02

Source of earliest mention: 1805: Views of Reading Abbey - Charles Tomkins


In Views of Reading abbey with those of the churches originally connected with it, by Charles Tomkins 1805, is the following entry: “BUCKLEBURY In the church yard is a remarkable fine yew trees faid to measure nine yards
in girt when measured in the widest part near the reparation of the branches from the trunk. This venerable tree is undoubtedly of a very great age. Having stood the blasts of many a winter, it was stripped in the last of much of its beauty, owing to its too luxuriant growth, for the branches, on the side next the church, which
extended as far as the porch, a distance of not less than twenty yards, became so loaded with snow, as with its weight to break them all off near the trunk, from whence they were obliged to be severed, to the great regret of the parishioners and every one who had seen and admired the tree in its former luxuriancy. The present incumbent is the Rev. Richard Cox. The yew remained in situ for a further 150 years, eventually being removed, we are told, around 1954.

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Yew trees at Bucklebury:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1214 Bucklebury Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info