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Chapel Allerton

Tree ID: 348

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 516cm

Girth height: at 5cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 3-Oct-99

Source of earliest mention: 1791: Collinson/Rack - History of Somerset


October 1999 – Tim Hills: In his 1791 History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset, Collinson described ‘a large yew tree, the trunk of which at 5′ measured 17′ in circumference’. The brickwork that can be seen filling the tree’s hollow was noted as long ago as 1894. It does not seem to have caused the tree any harm. Girths recorded were 16′ 5″ (500cm) just above the roots; 16′ 0″ (488cm) at 3′ and 13′ 2″ (401cm) at 5′.
2015 – Tim Hills: I recorded 16′ 11” (516cm) just above the roots; 16′ 1½” at 3′ and 13′ 6½” (413cm) at 5′.

Yew trees at Chapel Allerton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
348 Chapel Allerton Ancient 5m-7m 516cm at 5cm - view more info