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Tree ID: 440

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 917cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 19-Sep-98

Source of earliest mention: Church guide - Tree recorded by G. White in his journal


September 1998 – Tim Hills: SW of the church – a vast and exceptional hollow shell, in three pieces which lean away from the church. These are supported with rods and wires. Girth 29′ 9” (907cm) at the ground and 31′ 0” (945cm) at 3′.
October 2002 – Russell Cleaver: Male relic, west of tower. Fragmented sides survive on a low mound. 31′ (9.45m) girth, as best as I can measure.
July 2012 – Peter Norton: Large fragmented male yew with one tie bar holding two of the four sections; other two are wired. The tie bar is no longer effective. Measured close to the ground with the tape undulating was 30′ 0” (914cm). Measured at about 1′ using four embedded nails as a guide 30′ 1” (917cm). Measured at 3′ the girth was 30′ 2” (919cm).

Yew trees at Farringdon:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
440 Farringdon Ancient 7m+ 917cm at 30cm - view more info
441 Farringdon Ancient 5m-7m 577cm at 43cm - view more info