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Tree ID: 1981

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 485cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 15-Jan-05

Source of earliest mention: 1833: A Topographical Dictionary of Wales - Lewis


1983 – Reg Wheeler: Girth of 14′ 9” (450cm) at 1′ 6”.
January 2005 – Tim Hills: This fine looking symmetrical tree with a large central leading branch grows SSW of the church. Ground level is gradually rising around the tree, and the girth of 15′ 8” (478cm) at 1′ might be two or three feet above the original ground level. My girth recording was undoubtedly exaggerated by 4 limbs that develop close to the present ground level.
August 2015 – Paul Wood: SSW of the church, this was the best kept of the three recorded yews, probably due to the number of new graves around the tree. It looked well manicured, in fine health and with little ivy encroaching. Measured at the ground a girth of 15′ 11” (4.85m) was recorded. The small mound around the tree is the result of continual soil deposition when the graves are dug so any future measurements may be using a different ground level.

Yew trees at Cemmaes:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1981 Cemmaes Ancient 4m-5m 485cm at the ground - view more info
1977 Cemmaes Ancient 4m-5m 439cm at the ground - view more info
1982 Cemmaes Ancient 4m-5m 424cm at the ground - view more info