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Chilcompton - churchyard

Tree ID: 353

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 780cm

Girth height: at root crown

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Dec-97

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


1999 – Tim Hills: A large hollow yew, its inside damaged by fire/smoke. Girth of 25′ 2” (767cm) recorded between the ground and 1′ and 29′ 2″ (889cm) at 3′ (over ivy).
November 2006 -Tim Hills: Tree looking in great shape and recovering well from fire damage observed in 1997. A pity the shed has to be so close.
September 2012 – Peter Norton: Large impressive male measured at the ground on the south side of the tree and at the root crown on the north side where this is a natural waist line. A girth of 25′ 7” (780cm) was recorded. Approx 8′ break of crown with eight main branches. The centre stem is quite hollow. Fire damage still evident within the main bole. Several small roots are noted at break of crown and two small internal stems observed within the main shell (against the south side). Foliage does not look as healthy as in 2006.
2013 Tim Hills: Girths recorded were 25′ 6½” (779cm) at or close to the ground and 29′ 7” (902cm) at 3′.
2022 Tim Hills: Girths of 27′ 2” (828cm) at 1′ and 30′ 0” (914cm) at 3′.

Yew trees at Chilcompton - churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
353 Chilcompton - churchyard Ancient 7m+ 780cm at root crown - view more info