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East Stour

Tree ID: 1174

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 12-Jan-08

Source of earliest mention: 1805: Traveller's Guide by Walley Oulton


January 2008 – Tim Hills: Two female yews still grow here, each girthing between 10′ and 11′. The loss is of a tree described in a publication of 1805 as a ‘prodigious large yew-tree, under which 1500 men can stand: its circuit 24 feet’.
In Hutchins History of Dorset, first edition 1774, the following was noted: ’24ft girth yew with 20 yrd crown spread felled in 1760 yielded 10 waggon loads of wood’.

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Yew trees at East Stour:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1174 East Stour Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info