St Giles Park - Wimborne (2)

Tree ID: 3334

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: No data

Source of earliest mention: 1884: The Quiver


In 1991 Mary Munslow Jones, editor of the Worcestershire Naturalists Club for many years, wrote to the Conservation Foundation. Part of her letter describes a childhood on the Shaftesbury Estate, where her father was the Clerk of Works. She was often taken to the oldest yew on the estate and described it as ‘hollow, and I used to play house in it. My father said it was over 1000 years old. It was seldom visited, for it lay away from the drives which then led from the mansion to various lodges across the park’. She enclosed a map showing the precise location of the tree. Twenty years after this letter Peter Andrews spoke to Mary Munslow Jones, now in her mid-90s but still with a clear recollection of the tree of her childhood. After visiting the site Peter had to report to her that the tree no longer stands. The land was apparently cleared during the 2nd World War for farming.

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Yew trees at St Giles Park - Wimborne (2):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
3334 St Giles Park - Wimborne (2) Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info