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Tree ID: 1116

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 9-Apr-05

Source of earliest mention: 1839: Description and physiological botany by John Stevens Henslow


A ‘yew-tree said to be 900 years old’ was recorded in the 19th century. The print from this time shows the yew as a younger tree.
In 1981 its girth was recorded as 17′ 8” (538cm). The photographs record its demise.
2007 -Janet Wedgwood: The yew fell in a storm in January 1990. Many bowls were made from the wood and sold to raise money for the church.
2007 (Paul Bendall) remembers climbing inside the hollow trunk in the early 1980s. Two substantial iron bands encircled the trunk at that time and had obviously been in situ for some time since new wood was growing over the metal. His mother recollects it being regarded as a health and safety hazard after a storm.

Yew trees at Cholsey:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1116 Cholsey Lost No data available - view more info