Tree ID: 2034
Yews recorded: Lost
Tree girth: No data
Girth height: not measured
Tree sex: unspecified
Date of visit: 18-Aug-05
Source of earliest mention: 1633: John AubreyNotes:
From the Project Gutenberg, EBook of the Natural History of Wiltshire by John Aubrey and produced by Mikle Coher: ‘When I learnt my accidents, 1633, at Yatton Keynel, there was a fair and spreading ewe-tree in the churchyard, as was common heretofore. The boyes took much delight in its shade, and it furnish’t them with their scoopes and nutt-crackers. The clarke lop’t it to make money of it to some bowyer or fletcher, and that lopping kill’d it: the dead trunke remains there still’.
In about 2011 Peter Norton recorded the largest yew as male with a girth of 9′ 3″ at 1′. Two stumps on the east perimeter were also noted.
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