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Stottesdon - churchyard

Tree ID: 5203

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 5-Apr-03

Source of earliest mention: 1941: The King's England - Arthur Mee


April 2003 – Tim Hills: I noted several yews in the churchyard, the largest NNE of the church, with a previous inhabitant of ‘Yew Tree Cottage’ buried close to the tree. The male yew was unmeasurable through twiggy growth and the stones piled beneath. There was no sign of hollowing and the tree appeared healthy. I also noted an abundance of hedgerow yews in the area.
2017 – Paul Wood: I counted at least fifteen yews. All but three of them appear to be of an age between 50 and 100 years. The older yews were buried deep in ivy and twiggy growth. The largest of these grows halfway between the church and the northern perimeter of the churchyard. It was male and had a girth of about 15′ at 3′, measured over some thick ivy tubes and ivy. Reducing the girth to allow for the ivy would still leave a yew above 12′ in girth.

Yew trees at Stottesdon - churchyard:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5203 Stottesdon - churchyard Ancient 4m-5m No data available - view more info