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Cherry Burton

Tree ID: 2988

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: The King's England - Arthur Mee


Mee (1930s) described ‘magnificent yews’ at this site. The largest, in the grounds of Cherry Burton House, had a girth in 1988 of 17′ 4” (528cm), measured just below the point where it divides into 2 trunks. Locally this is considered to be the Bishop’s Tree, planted by Bishop Bonner in the early 16th century. Its size suggests that this might have been possible. The smaller churchyard yews, with girths closer to 7′, might well have been planted when the present church was built in 1853.

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Yew trees at Cherry Burton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2988 Cherry Burton Images Currently Unavailable Notable No data available - view more info