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Tree ID: 852

Yews recorded: Ancient 5m-7m

Tree girth: 627cm

Girth height: at 30cm

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 1-Sep-97

Source of earliest mention: 1791: Collinson/Rack - History of Somerset


September 1997 – Tim Hills: A fine spreading tree rises from a clean fluted bole. Girth of 21′ 3” (648cm) at 5′ recorded.
November 2005 – Tim Hills: The tallest branches had been shortened. September 2014 – Peter Norton: The significant yew grows to the east of the north facing porch and is retained by a small ornamental wall. It is a male tree with a fine fluted bole and has a large spreading crown. Girth was recorded in three places with the height taken from the top of the wall: 20′ 9” (632cm) at about 6”; 20′ 6” (625cm) at 1′ (the tree’s minimum girth); 20′ 8” (630cm) at 2′.
2015 – Tim Hills: Girths recorded as follows: 20′ 7” (627cm) at 1′; 20′ 8” (630cm) at 2′ ; 21′ 3½” (649cm) at 3′.

Yew trees at Winscombe:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
852 Winscombe Ancient 5m-7m 627cm at 30cm - view more info