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Cerne Abbey graveyard

Tree ID: 2899

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 488cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1937: Companion into Dorset - Dorothy Gardiner


1988 – Alan Mitchell: Described the yew with a bole height of 2.5m and a girth of 437cm (14′ 4”).
March 2012 – Peter Norton: The male yew grows close to St Augustine’s well which is situated in the burial grounds. Four main branches above about 7′. Girth of 16′ 0” (488cm) at 1′ and 15′ 7” (475cm) at 3′ recorded.

Yew trees at Cerne Abbey graveyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2899 Cerne Abbey graveyard Ancient 4m-5m 488cm at 30cm - view more info