Go to map

Thorpe Mandeville

Tree ID: 788

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 612cm

Girth height: at 15cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 20-Feb-99

Source of earliest mention: 1945: The King's England - Arthur Mee


February 1999 – Tim Hills: Completely hollow, its space filled to a height of 3′ with a thin layer of rich black soil on top of crumbling red heartwood wood with white stringy roots. Girth 19′ 6” (594cm) at 1′ and 20′ 5” (622cm) at 3′.
2007 – Ian Robert Brown: Large and healthy spread of foliage. Trunk hollowing with internal growth in the centre of the tree. No sign of disease. Appears very healthy.
13/3/2016 – Peter Norton: The ancient male yew grows on a small mound opposite the southeast corner of the church. It has a fine bole with a large basal cavity on the northeast side which allows you to view a hollowed bole that is filled with needle drop to a height of about 3′. Also visible is a large girthed and fine internal root. The crown was healthy. Girth was 20′ 1” (612cm) at about 6” where several nails mark an undulating height.
To the east of the church and on the perimeter is a younger male yew whose branches have been allowed to dip to the ground and several of these have rooted and fine upward growth can now be seen.
A further young male grows to the north on a small mound, both of these are around the 9′ in girth.

Yew trees at Thorpe Mandeville:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
788 Thorpe Mandeville Ancient 5m-7m 612cm at 15cm - view more info