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Cherkley Court

Tree ID: 3260

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 455cm

Girth height: at 100cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 30-Jun-98

Source of earliest mention: 1897: Yew Trees of Great Britain and Ireland - Lowe


The Churchill Yew was so named when the estate was owned by Lord Beaverbrook, who used to have drinks served by a butler under this tree with Winston Churchill. It was possible, by crawling on hands and knees, to get under the canopy and stand by the bole of a tree encased in an umbrella like canopy that reaches the ground on all sides. The tree has layered.

Yew trees at Cherkley Court:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3260 Cherkley Court Ancient 4m-5m 455cm at 100cm - view more info
2676 Cherkley Court Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at 30cm - view more info