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Llangynog - Pwll-du

Tree ID: 1134

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 440cm

Girth height: at 15cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 28-Aug-05

Source of earliest mention: 2005: Andrew Morton


August 2005 – Tim Hills: The yew grows NW of where I assume the church formerly stood. Some of the external growth gave the impression of having developed on the inside of the tree, suggesting that the yew has been much larger. Present girth was about 14′ close to the ground.
May 2016 – Paul Wood: This is an interesting site with many earthworks surrounding the area suggesting a settlement of considerable size was at one stage attempting to establish roots here. Of the few graves left lying around the latest date I could find was 1759. The ordnance survey 6 inch map dated 1842 shows an unusual square shaped church still there. The yew shone like a beacon from the road. Some of the fir trees noted in 2005 have been removed and those remaining were looking sorry for themselves. The fencing and gates were in poor repair. A few gravestones were propped against the yew, whose bole was covered in algae and whose foliage was covered in lichen. This tree has all the hallmarks of having been much larger girthed in the past, with internal stems now forming part of the outside of the tree. Apart from the tombstones, the tree appeared to have had no human interference for some time. Measured with difficulty at 15cm we recorded a girth of 14′ 5” (440cm).

Yew trees at Llangynog - Pwll-du:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1134 Llangynog - Pwll-du Ancient 4m-5m 440cm at 15cm - view more info