Dudmaston Hall

Tree ID: 2973

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 704cm

Girth height: not recorded

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 17-Jun-13

Source of earliest mention: 2005: National Trust head gardener


The tree grows by the side of the upper path above The Dingle. It is at the top of a steep slope, making it dangerous to view the side of the tree facing the valley. This side reveals the extent of hollowing. The large dead section, seen on the right in photos 2 and 3 will eventually decay, leaving a yew of smaller girth. There is a considerable build up of soil where badgers have excavated beneath the tree. The last photo shows a tree in vigorous good health. In 2005 Tony Hackett recorded a girth of 22′ 10” (696cm). In 2013 I recorded 23′ 1” (704cm) at the height of the soil build up, but avoiding root bulges. The tree features in the National Trust ‘Dudmaston Estate Walk Card 1: Captain Geoffrey’s Walk’.

Yew trees at Dudmaston Hall:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2973 Dudmaston Hall Ancient 7m+ 704cm not recorded - view more info
4180 Dudmaston Hall Ancient 5m-7m 518cm not recorded - view more info
4181 Dudmaston Hall Ancient 4m-5m 427cm not recorded - view more info