Tree ID: 2117

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: No data


The handwritten description of the tree and its demise is as follows: ‘A yew tree more than 800 years cast its dark shadow over the old stone steps that led down to the ancient well. Centuries ago the lame and sick made pilgrimages to the holy well.The beautiful stonework around the well was shipped to Rome in 1844, by John Pitt. The water from the ancient spring still flows, not into the ancient well, but down the ever thirsty pipe that was placed by the developers to sap the energy of this forceful flow. The 800 year yew had stood guardian at Margaret’s well, but it too had to fall to the might of the modern bulldozer’.

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Yew trees at Hasbury:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2117 Hasbury Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info