Tree ID: 2987
Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m
Tree girth: 579cm
Girth height: at 30cm
Tree sex: unspecified
Date of visit: 1-Apr-11
Source of earliest mention: 2007: Peter AndrewsNotes:
The largest yew here was recorded by Peter Andrews in 2007 with an estimated girth of 17′ 6” (533cm).
When he returned in 2011, elder had been cleared enabling the yew to be more closely assessed. After measuring in several places he recorded its lowest girth as 19′ 0” (579cm) at 1′. It grows right on the edge of the churchyard south of the church and permission was needed from the owners of the adjacent land (the old Abbey site) to be able to measure it. The Abbey site now houses the old vicarage and its large garden.
In 2010 Peter Norton was unable to measure the yew due to thick ivy and summer vegetation. Dense ivy was also noted in its crown.