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Waltham St.Lawrence

Tree ID: 818

Yews recorded: Ancient 4m-5m

Tree girth: 444.5cm

Girth height: at 15cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 13-Jan-00

Source of earliest mention: 1923: Berkshire Victorian County History


January 2000 – Tim Hills: Though by no means great in size or girth this is a particularly fine churchyard yew. It is been allowed to spread beyond the confines of the churchyard. 14′ 7” (444.5) at 6” recorded.
October 2013 – Peter Norton: This most impressive female yew grows at the south lych gate and has been allowed to spread so that it now forms a picturesque arbour through which to pass. The following is from the church web site: ‘The churchyard is entered through a magnificent lych gate erected in memory of Rear Admiral Wodehouse and over which hangs a massive yew tree planted in 1655 by the Vicar, Thomas Wilkinson’.
Girth was 14′ 9” (450cm) at 1′ and 14′ 4” (437cm) at 3′ where one nail marks the height.
There are also several young yews, the largest of which is male with a girth of 10′ at 1′ growing close to the northwest corner of the church.

Yew trees at Waltham St.Lawrence:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
818 Waltham St.Lawrence Ancient 4m-5m 444.5cm at 15cm - view more info