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Tree ID: 1139

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 554cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 14-Jul-02

Source of earliest mention: 1961: Tree Register Data Base - Alan Mitchell


July 2002 – Tim Hills: Many thick branches radiate from a platform at about 6′. Ivy grows high into its branches. Girth of 17′ 7” (536cm) recorded close to ground.
June 1999 Russell Cleaver: Male, solid tree within narrow walled churchyard. Girth 17′ 8” (538cm) at ground level.
February 2011 – Peter Norton: 18′ 2″ (554cm) at 1′, this height chosen as all the ivy previously described had been cut through. Great difficulty in getting the tape around the tree due to the mass of low branches. Only one place to take a photograph of the bole. Also note the hidden cement mixer. From where the branches emerge from the bole I noted hollowing but was unable to climb up to verify. No obvious basal cavity to view interior.

Yew trees at Southwick:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1139 Southwick Ancient 5m-7m 554cm at 30cm - view more info