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Commemorative oak tree

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Church Lane
Town:Northiam
Parish:Northiam
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN31
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Private
Location note:Faces south-west, on the Green, north-west corner
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:64
Grid reference:B3
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Northiam Parish Council
Description:Oak tree reinforced with chains. Severely pruned in order to make the tree safe. The hollows on two sides filled in with concrete and brick.
Inscription:Bronze plaque affixed to the concrete closing off the tree hollow:

Queen Elizabeth I, as she journeyed to Rye on 11th August 1573, / sat under this tree and ate a meal served to her from the house / nearby. / She changed her shoes of green damask silk with a heel 2½” high / and a sharp toe, at this spot, and left them behind as a memento / of her visit. They are still in existence and are shown on / special occasions. / The Sussex saying that “our oaks are a thousand years living and / a thousand years dying” suggests that this tree could be over 1000 / years old. / Presented to the Parish Council / on the occasion of the 400th / anniversary, 11th August 1973, / by Hayes Hotel & Restaurant - / “the house nearby”

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Classification

Categories:Natural
Object type1:Landscape
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Whole tree
     Material:Oak tree
     Height (cm):750
     Width (cm):350
     Depth (cm):450

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:Severely pruned in order to make the tree safe. The hollows on two sides filled in with concrete and brick.
Date of on-site inspection:20/05/2008

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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