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Tree ID: 2301

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 571.5cm

Girth height: not recorded

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 10-Oct-06

Source of earliest mention: 1880: Personal correspondence


2006 – Tim Hills: A tall yew. Bole of solid appearance and a girth of about 19′ 6” (594cm). David Lloyd Owen, writing in the Cardigan area church Group Magazine, no.12 Christmas 2006 writes: ‘At a glance, its girth of five or so metres is clear evidence that the tree as it stands today has been growing from 500-1,000 years. The fact that it grows on a mound suggests the current tree has in fact regenerated from an even older tree. That would mean that the tree would have flourished at the time of St Cynllo in the fifth century with its roots drawing the waters that also fed St Cynllo’s well. The tree is one of the jewels of the churchyard, and its long term preservation must be one of our top priorities’. Arthur Chater 2006: Vaughan (1926), remembering his childhood in the 1870s, described the ‘solitary yew of immense age and girth’ in the open churchyard here. It still stands, a male tree SE of the church, 571 cm girth (at the base) and 16m tall in 2005.

Yew trees at Llangoedmor:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2301 Llangoedmor Ancient 5m-7m 571.5cm not recorded - view more info