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Tree ID: 792

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 919cm

Girth height: at 15cm

Tree sex: female

Date of visit: 11-Sep-98

Source of earliest mention: 1796: Pedestrian Tour by Richard Phillips - The Monthly Magazine, Benjamin Franklin Collection


September 1998 – Tim Hills: This is a well documented yew, photographed in Victorian times with a gentleman standing inside the hollow (Lowe-1897). That space was filled with concrete in the mid-1900s. Girth about 30′.
March 2012 – Peter Norton: There are a total of twelve yews in the churchyard. Its most notable is Wiltshire’s oldest tree, its vast hollow space filled with concrete. At about 6” from the ground where 7 nails are embedded, a girth of 30′ 2” (919cm) was recorded. In the hollow branch (closest to the church) is evidence of an aerial root. This branch is wired to the healthier looking leader furthest from the church.
Of the smaller yews, a male on the north east perimeter had a girth of 10′ 2” at 1′.
A further ten young yews, six males and four females, are scattered around the churchyard.

Yew trees at Tisbury:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
792 Tisbury Ancient 7m+ 919cm at 15cm - view more info