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Fareham - churchyard

Tree ID: 1168

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 663cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 5-Sep-05

Source of earliest mention: 1909: J.C.Cox - Hampshire Little Guide


The largest of Fareham’s many yews grows NE of the church. Girth would once have been larger still – nearer to 24′. By 2017 the tree consisted of two separated fragments, but the photos from 2013 show that these were connected by a large piece of dead sapwood. It is not known why this was removed. In time each of these fragments will become more circular in appearance and it will become less obvious that they once belonged to a formidable looking ancient yew.
February 2013 – Peter Norton: I counted 13 yews at this site with the largest growing close to the east path and northeast of the church. It is male and fragmenting into four distinct areas with four internal stems on the east side fragment. It was not measured. To the south of this fragmented tree (east of the church) is a pollarded, ivy covered and possibly dead yew with a girth of 11′ 3” at 3′. Near the northwest corner of the church and alongside the north path is a male yew with a girth of 11′ 5” at its root crown. Just to the west of this tree is a younger male measuring 9′ 8” at 3′ over a cover of ivy. All other yews are less than 9′ in girth.

Yew trees at Fareham - churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1168 Fareham - churchyard Ancient 5m-7m 663cm at 90cm - view more info