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Tree ID: 539

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 574cm

Girth height: at 90cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 1-Apr-99

Source of earliest mention: 1936: The King's England - Arthur Mee


1999 and 2013 – Tim Hills: The yew grows SE of the church. It appears to be two fragments, but a branch from one side joins to the other at a height of about 10′. Girth was 18′ 10” (574cm) close to the ground. In 1999 a large holly tree grew only 2m from the yew.
In 2013 it had been removed, though a smaller holly bush remains. A girth of 18′ 8” (569cm) was recorded close to the ground. A more consistent height to record girth is perhaps at 3′, where 18′ 2” (554cm) was recorded.

Yew trees at Kennington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
538 Kennington Ancient 5m-7m 660cm at 30cm - view more info
536 Kennington Ancient 5m-7m 655cm at 30cm - view more info
539 Kennington Ancient 5m-7m 574cm at 90cm - view more info
537 Kennington Ancient 5m-7m 508cm at the ground - view more info