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Llanddewi Fach (Cwm)

Tree ID: 1969

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 592cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 14-Jan-05

Source of earliest mention: 1995: Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust


January 2005 – Tim Hills: Tree 2 on the plan is a scrappy looking yew close to the porch on the south side of the church. Closer inspection shows that it once formed part of the wall between churchyard and field. From below there appears to be a very old core from which its many young branches grow. Measured at the higher ground level, 3′ up on the bole where the ground slopes away, a girth of 19′ 5” (592cm) was recorded.
June 2007 – Russell Cleaver: Girth of 20′ 8” (630cm) recorded and much rot evident.
July 2015 – Paul Wood: Tree 2 on the plan grows 10 metres south of the church porch. It was being used at the time of the visit as the churchyard dump. A few graves around this tree have opened up due to animal action and subsidence and many bones lay around the tree. Due to the poor condition around the tree and extensive twiggy growth and nettles it could not be measured. In spite of many rotting branches the tree appears to be growing well. At the foot of the tree is a visible curving dry stone wall which may be the original churchyard boundary. It appeared to me that the original level of the churchyard may be a metre beneath the current ground level.

Yew trees at Llanddewi Fach (Cwm):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1968 Llanddewi Fach (Cwm) Ancient 5m-7m 650cm at the ground - view more info
1970 Llanddewi Fach (Cwm) Ancient 5m-7m 607cm at the ground - view more info
1969 Llanddewi Fach (Cwm) Ancient 5m-7m 592cm at the ground - view more info
1971 Llanddewi Fach (Cwm) Ancient 4m-5m 401cm at the ground - view more info