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Cilmery (Llanganten)

Tree ID: 913

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: 460cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 20-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1996: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


August 1999 – Tim Hills: Branches sprout in all directions from a 5′ high ivy covered bole. An entry in The Celtic Christian Sites of the central and southern Marches by Sarah and John Zaluckyj described a yew as follows: “In the south-west of the churchyard there is an old gnarled yew with a hollow trunk on top of a low mound. It has a wide spread and, although the existing girth is not huge, the tree has a look of some age.”
April 2016 – Paul Wood: Confirmation that the yew at Cilmery is a ‘lost’ yew. The stump is still in situ to a height of 3′ but any chance of new growth springing from the old tree is unlikely since it is buried deep in nettles, brambles and weeds. From what I saw it appeared that the yew was removed because it either collapsed or fell. There was no evidence of straight lines of cutting through a living stump to destroy it. A young yew grows on the boundary at the northwest corner of the church. The churchyard was well kept although the ground was extremely boggy even after no serious rain having fallen for several weeks.

Yew trees at Cilmery (Llanganten):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
913 Cilmery (Llanganten) Lost 460cm at the ground - view more info