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Craswall Priory

Tree ID: 1431

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measurable

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 17-Feb-03

Source of earliest mention: 1904: Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Transactions


February 2003 – Tim Hills: This yew has become part of the wall at the west corner of the ruins. It is difficult to know whether the tree is holding up the wall or vica versa. I wondered also whether this intermingled growth might be from more than one tree.
2016 – Paul Wood: The tree grows either side of a five feet thick wall with branches and internal stems growing across the top of the wall. The wall was obviously there before the yew, suggesting seeds dropped by birds to be the most likely explanation. The tree’s position either side of the wall suggested that this might be more than one tree, so that we are misled into thinking the tree is older than it actually is.

Yew trees at Craswall Priory:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1432 Craswall Priory Ancient 5m-7m 503cm - view more info
1433 Craswall Priory Notable 219cm - view more info
5006 Craswall Priory Lost No data available - view more info
1431 Craswall Priory Ancient 5m-7m No data available - view more info