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Tree ID: 392

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 732cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 18-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1804: Measured by Duncumb in 1804 (Woolhope 1889)


The yew grows SW of the church and close to the porch.
1804: It was measured by Duncumb with a girth of 20′ (610cm) at 4′, with its smallest circumference being 15’+.
1866 – Woolhope Papers: Girths of 20′ 8” (630cm) at 3′ and 24′ 7” (749cm) at 4′ recorded.
1889 – Woolhope Papers: Girths of 23′ 0” (701cm) at 3′ and 23′ 6” (716cm) at 5′ recorded.
August 1999 – Tim Hills: Girth was 21′ 4” (650cm) at the ground, 24′ 0” (732cm) at 1′ swelling to 28′ 4” (864cm) by 3′, noting that part of the bole was hidden behind twiggy growth.
February 2012 – Tim Hills: Girth of 21′ 10” (665cm) close to the ground.
October 2015 – Peter Norton: The male yew is found on Google Maps at 52.066818, -3.110146. I was unable to measure due to trenchwork being carried out by a mechanical digger), builders material stacked up against the tree, and a pickup lorry. It is possible that the tree roots might be affected.
April 2016 – Paul Wood: A girth of approximately 22′ (671cm) at the ground.

Yew trees at Cusop:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
395 Cusop Ancient 7m+ 737cm at root crown - view more info
392 Cusop Ancient 7m+ 732cm at 30cm - view more info
393 Cusop Ancient 5m-7m 544cm at root crown - view more info
3321 Cusop Ancient 4m-5m 427cm at 30cm - view more info