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Tree ID: 1748

Yews recorded: Lost

Tree girth: No data

Girth height: not measured

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 4-Jun-99

Source of earliest mention: 1815: Western Division of Sussex-James Dallaway


In 1815 it was recorded that ‘three yew trees, of great apparent antiquity, remain in the church-yard; about 20 years ago three others of equal size were cut down. When they were all standing, the appearance of the church, almost buried in a grove of yew trees, was remarkably picturesque’.
The 1815 engraving appears to show one of the lost yews. In 1987 two of the remaining three, seen in the second and third photographs, were blown down in the hurricane.
Their girths in 1975 were given as 15′ 6” and 21′.

Yew trees at Sullington:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
758 Sullington Ancient 5m-7m 544cm at 30cm - view more info
1748 Sullington Lost No data available - view more info