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Tree ID: 395

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 737cm

Girth height: at root crown

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 18-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1812: John Duncumb


The yew grows SE of the church, a bulging fluted bole with many subsantial branches.
1866 – Woolhope Papers: Girths of 21′ 2” (645cm) at 3′ and 22′ 10” (696cm) at 4′ recorded.
1889 – Woolhope Papers: Girth of 22′ 3” (678cm) at 3′.
August 1999 – Tim Hills: Girths of 23′ 8” (721cm) at 1′ and 26′ 11” (820cm) at 3′ recorded.
2012 – Tim Hills: Girth of 24′ 1” (734cm) at 1′ and 27′ 7” (841cm) at 3′.
October 2015 -Peter Norton: The yew grows near the southeast corner of the church. It is female, with a clean lower bole and a vast coverage of the crown that has been allowed to almost touch the ground. A girth of 24′ 2” (737cm) at the root crown was recorded. Several nails have been removed from around the bole, leaving rust stains.
April 2016 – Paul Wood: The largest of Cusop’s ancient yews was measured at the root crown all the way around the tree and 24′ 2” (737cm) was recorded. William Seward, the famous Methodist martyr lies peacefully beneath this tree.

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