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Tree ID: 162

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 634cm

Girth height: at 100cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 22-Aug-98

Source of earliest mention: 1988: Churchyard Yew Trees in the Archdeaconry of Gower - John Andrew


August 1998 – Tim Hills: The yew grows at the top of a terraced churchyard, south of the church. It is hollow with a thick shell. There is much bushy growth on the lower bole – it was not possible to measure and I have used the girth recorded by John Andrew in 1988.
2006 – Greg Howes: ‘Tree in very good condition, hardly any epicormic growth, slight hollowing on western side, large upright trunk. Impressive tree, well looked after’. Girth 6m 26cm (20′ 6”), measured on slope at 1.5m approx. I visited the Llanrhithian yew today to update the records. The site has been allowed to re-wild considerably with bramble and various young trees surrounding the yew grass not been cut on the terraces for a number of years by the look of it.
September 2021 – Mark Turner: The tree itself is still looking very healthy with a largely clean bole. I measured at 1.5m as in 2006 and recorded 6.47m (21′ 3”). I also measured at the ‘natural waist’ at 0.6m and recorded 6.43m (21′ 1”). In the hollow I observed some fungus and a white layer of rotten wood at the top of the hollow. 6.43 metres at 0.6 metres.

Yew trees at Llanrhidian:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
162 Llanrhidian Ancient 5m-7m 634cm at 100cm - view more info
1940 Llanrhidian Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info