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Tree ID: 1140

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 7-Apr-00

Source of earliest mention: 1953: Tree Register Data Base - The Hon. Maynard Greville


A diameter of 270cm is recorded in the Tree Register’s data base, where it is also noted that it ‘Fell in snowstorm 10 years ago’ PCW 1997. A watercolour of 1807 by H.Petrie shows a large tree NE of the church. Is this the yew? When I visited Nurstead in 2000 looking for the yew I was told that it had been felled in ‘controversial circumstances’. A letter dated 1987 states that the yew was ‘badly damaged by fire. It looked very much like a case of vandalism’. The letter goes on to describe a yew that was ‘split at ground level’ into 3 pieces.

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Yew trees at Nurstead:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1140 Nurstead Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info