Tree ID: 842
Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+
Tree girth: 732cm
Girth height: at the ground
Tree sex: female
Date of visit: 1-Oct-97
Source of earliest mention: 1791: Collinson/Rack - History of SomersetNotes:
October 1997 – Tim Hills: Three distinct sections, one leaning out over the stocks, a second leaning slightly in the opposite direction, the third almost on the ground. The standing sections are full of vigorous healthy growth while the fallen trunk appeared to be dead. There was much ivy in the branches. The tree was taped around all the pieces at the ground and 24′ (732cm) is a good guide to its girth.
2015 – Peter Norton: Google map 51.050554,-3.052568. This yew grows southeast of the church and consists of two main areas of growth, each of which has been truncated. The fragment that leans over the stocks has lost much of the outer shell, and internal roots can be observed. All that remains of a third part of this tree now lies on the ground. Measurements in 2015 were not possible due to dense summer vegetation and ivy.