Tree ID: 948
Yews recorded: Notable
Tree girth: 396cm
Girth height: at 30cm
Tree sex: female
Date of visit: 17-Feb-01
Source of earliest mention: 1850: A topographical history of Surrey Vol 4 by EW BrayleyNotes:
February 2001 – Tim Hills: The tree grows on a small mound, NW of the church. Its girth was exaggerated by ivy. Wire placed around the tree had rusted and was not serving any purpose. All growth was new and vigorous, around the tree’s decaying centre. Traces of the original central stem could be seen high into the tree. Girth was approximately 13′ approx at 1′ over some ivy. It grows on a small mound.
Steve Young 2008: Hollowing, 398cm at ground. The Milwaukee Journal May 26th 1935: COMPOSER BURIED by Lantern light at eerie funeral. ‘A thin light shone from the windows of the fourteenth century church and the wind rustled through the branches of a 1000 year old yew tree overhead during the strange funeral service’. The location of the grave of Delius is described as follows: ‘From the entrance, follow the path in front of the Church (parallel with the High Street). Keeping the Church on your right, follow the path round the Church and take the first pathway on the left (again parallel with the road). Delius’ grave is a few yards along on the left, facing the path’.