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Kemeys Commander

Tree ID: 1976

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 21-Sep-21

Source of earliest mention: 1803: A tour through South Wales and Monmouthshire - J.T.Barker


Correspondence between Roy D. Goodridge and Allen Meredith (1983) stated: ‘The very oldest inhabitants can recall a great yew’ and ‘whatever the structure was, it has long since disappeared, apparently having collapsed in a storm at the beginning of the century’.
Another source states that ‘Archdeacon Coxe described an unusual yew tree on his visit in 1799. ‘In the churchyard is a singular phenomenon, within a hollow yew tree fifteen feet in girth, is inclosed an oak, not less than seven feet in circumference; its branches rise to a considerable height, and overshadow the parent trunk, forming a singular combination of foliage’.’

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Yew trees at Kemeys Commander:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1976 Kemeys Commander Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info