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Little Bookham

Tree ID: 566

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 579cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 2-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1865: A handbook for travellers in Surrey, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight-King and Murray


August 1999 – Tim Hills: Inside an octagonal fence. A very split bole supports vigorous growth. A section of trunk is known to have broken off prior to 1958, reducing its girth by 4′ to 5′.
May 2013 – Peter Norton: The site contains three yews. The largest grows just west of the church. It is a large fragmenting male yew heavily protected by 6′ high iron railings which do not allow entry. The east side of the tree will eventually collapse leaving later visitors wondering what the original size of the tree might have been. To the north and on the churchyard perimeter is a Millennium yew and on the northeast to southwest pathway leading to the old manor is a yew that may date from the Victorian era. A girth of 19′ was recorded in Meredith’s gazetteer.

Yew trees at Little Bookham:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
566 Little Bookham Ancient 5m-7m 579cm - view more info