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Tree ID: 1005

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 417cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 5-May-11

Source of earliest mention: 1850: Ecclesiastical Topography


May 2011 – Tim Hills: This ‘fine yew’ was documented in 1850. Charles Kingsley (1819 to 1875) is reported to have been of the opinion that the yew was more ancient than the church (Rev H.T.Seymour to Vaughan Cornish-c1945). My impression was of a far younger tree, with much bulging between 2′ and 6′ and many branches giving the tree a wide spreading canopy. Girth was 13′ 8” (417cm) at 1′.
2011 – Peter Norton – girth of 13′ 5” (409cm) close to the ground.

Yew trees at Swallowfield:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1005 Swallowfield Ancient 4m-5m 417cm at 30cm - view more info