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Tree ID: 741

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 897cm

Girth height: at the ground

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 4-Jun-99

Source of earliest mention: 1852: The British Gazetteer - Benjamin Clarke


1852: 28 feet in circumference (Benjamin Clark):
1880: 28′ 6″ at the ground (Lowe):
1952: 28′ at its narrowest about 1′ from the ground (Swanton).
1997: 11m tall x 282cm diameter at 0m (Owen Johnson).
June 1999 – Tim Hills: A single gap in the bole of this fine hollow yew is too narrow for access to the tree’s centre. From all sections of its vast bole is an outpouring of both large and small branches. Girth of 29′ 6” (899cm) at the ground recorded.
January 2012 – Peter Norton: Healthy growth. Bole girth 29′ 5” (897cm) measured at the ground with a slightly undulating tape. Internal stems can be observed and the gap was large enough to almost squeeze inside.

Yew trees at Stedham:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
741 Stedham Ancient 7m+ 897cm at the ground - view more info