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Tree ID: 569

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 782cm

Girth height: at root crown

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 30-Aug-99

Source of earliest mention: 1911: History of the County of Hampshire


1911: A History of the County of Hampshire recorded that ‘in the churchyard is a fine yew north of the present church, near the site of the former building’.
August 1999 – Tim Hills: A massive solid looking tree, partly obscured by elder and twiggy growth. NE of church. It was measured at the ground but above any roots. Girth of 25′ 8” (782cm) at the ground.
December 2002 – Russell Cleaver: A 26ft 2in (7.98 at 1.1m) girth yew N of church. A fine impressive tree and trunk.
November 2005 – Tim Hills: A large number of substantial branches have been removed all around the tree. The crown and foliage cover seemed very thin.
2009 – Peter Norton: A girth of 25′ 8” (782cm) recorded at the root crown.
March 2020 – Hugo Egleston: At the narrowest point near the base I recorded a girth of 27′ 3” (831cm) and beneath its lowest branch at a height of 2′ 6” a girth of 29′ 1” (886cm). Crown now looked fairly good if a little misshapen.

Yew trees at Lockerley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
569 Lockerley Ancient 7m+ 782cm at root crown - view more info
2113 Lockerley Ancient 4m-5m 434cm at 15cm - view more info