Tree ID: 1008

Yews recorded: Notable

Tree girth: 363cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 9-Feb-01

Source of earliest mention: 1946: The Churchyard Yew and Immortality-Cornish


A male yew with a girth of 11′ 11” (363cm) at 1′. Sizeable branches have been removed from it, one at a height of 5′ facing the church, and another which would have grown towards the river. The cuts were long enough ago for new wood to be laid down around the cut branches. Above a height of 10′ is much branching.
Vaughan Cornish (1946) was given information about a yew with a girth of 17′ 9” growing here. Two gentlemen who had always lived in the area assured me that there was no other yew that once grew here. Nor was there a yew at the now disused St Mary’s church in the upper part of Tintern.

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Yew trees at Tintern:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1008 Tintern Images Currently Unavailable Notable 363cm at 30cm - view more info