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Springhill House - Magherafelt

Tree ID: 2928

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 416cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 17-Jun-10

Source of earliest mention: 2010: Tree Register of Ireland


The tree recorded here is the largest of several yews growing by the 17th century house. Descriptions of the yews have ranged from ‘a grove of 12 ancient yew trees’ to ‘several very old yew trees (one said to be 1000 years old)’. Both of these descriptions exaggerate the ages of these trees, the largest of which is recorded as having a girth of 4.16m (13′ 8”) by the Tree Register of Ireland.

Yew trees at Springhill House - Magherafelt:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2928 Springhill House - Magherafelt Ancient 4m-5m 416cm - view more info