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Hambledon - Hampshire

Tree ID: 489

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 574cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 18-Sep-98

Source of earliest mention: 1904: Little Guide to Hampshire


September 1998 Tim Hills: Behind a broken fence are probably two hollowed out fragments, but it was not possible to break through the brambles and ivy to see more clearly. There was evidence of considerable fire/smoke damage. It was nonetheless growing vigorously.
June 1999 – Russell Cleaver: A small tree, reduced in height, but of 20′ (6.12m) girth, set behind its own railings. It stands close to the south door of the church and was reputedly planted in 1060 (says who?).
February 2015 – Peter Norton: The tree is protected by iron railings. It consists of two hollowed out fragments with evidence of fire damage. The smaller of the two fragments is supported by a wooden prop, while the larger gives the impression of possible future fragmentation. The tree is truncated at about 20′ but the crown looked healthy. The iron railing protection can be opened and a girth of 18′ 10” (574cm) at 1′ was recorded – where several embedded nails mark the height. A combination of ivy and the railings prevented any form of measurement during a 2012 visit.
May 2019 – Alasdair MacKenzie: Girth 640cm. The tree suffered some damage several years ago when the centre was set on fire. Presently very healthy.

Yew trees at Hambledon - Hampshire:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
489 Hambledon - Hampshire Ancient 5m-7m 574cm at 30cm - view more info