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Tree ID: 5275

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1874: History of Morley - Norrisson Scatcherd


In The History of Morley of 1874 by Norrisson Scatcherd is the following: ‘There seems to be no doubt that the Christian Clergy preached at these Crosses before Churches were erected, and afterwards, upon the consecration of a Church, it seems to have been the custom to erect a Cross in the centre of the Church-yard, or to plant a Yew Tree, or, perhaps, to do both. Indeed, it was by seeing an ancient Yew Tree in the Burial-ground of Old White Chapel, that Archbishop Sharp knew it to be consecrated ground.’ The yew is long gone.

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Yew trees at Morley:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5275 Morley Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info