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Stogursey (Stoke Courcy)

Tree ID: 1252

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 2-Jan-00

Source of earliest mention: 1791: Collinson/Rack - History of Somerset


January 2000 – Tim Hills: In 1791 Collinson recorded that there were ‘2 fine yew trees, one large with a fine spread of branches, and a raised seat round the roots’. The larger of the two was recorded by Rev. Meade in 1895 with a girth of 15′, but it was ‘a dead shell only’. A smaller yew with a girth of about 11′ still grows south of the church. Its foliage was discoloured and there was much ivy on the trunk and in the tree. It is possible that this was the other yew noted by Collinson in 1791, but it would have been a very young tree at that time.

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Yew trees at Stogursey (Stoke Courcy):

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1252 Stogursey (Stoke Courcy) Images Currently Unavailable Lost No data available - view more info