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Warkworth Hermitage

Tree ID: 1959

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 508cm

Girth height: at 122cm

Tree sex: unspecified

Date of visit: 1-May-98

Source of earliest mention: No data


The strangely shaped yew seen in the photograph is found at the foot of the steps of the entrance to the Hermitage Chapel. Its four misshapen stems suggests considerable human interference. Girth around the 4 stems was 16′ 8” (508cm). There are other yews at the site, one at the chapel itself grows hard by the western wall of a 15th century ‘hall’ and was clearly affected by the construction. This has a girth of 284 cm.

Yew trees at Warkworth Hermitage:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
1959 Warkworth Hermitage Ancient 5m-7m 508cm at 122cm - view more info