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Tree ID: 998

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1834: Pigot's Directory - transcribed by Steve Garton - www.genuki.org.uk/big/YKS/WRY/Kirkheaton?Kirkheaton34.html


Pigot’s directory described ‘a large yew tree, measuring in girth twenty feet nine inches; and its antiquity is stated to be traced to the remote period of 800 years back’. In The Sacred Yew it is recorded as no longer there, a fact recently confirmed by Jim MacDonald of Kirklees MC who reports 5 yews in Kirkheaton churchyard, none of which could be described as ancient or venerable.

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Yew trees at Kirkheaton:

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