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Broad Oak, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference – TL 5352 2083 Also Known as: Doodle Oak Archaeology & History Erroneously ascribed by the reverend Winsland (1952) as being the ‘Doodle Oak’, the ancient and giant tree called the Broad Oak was, as records … Continue reading

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Wallace’s Oak, Larbert, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference – NS 847 836? Also Known as: Canmore ID 46875 Wallace’s Tree Archaeology & History The Wallace Oak was first recorded by name in 1687, when a legal contract was written agreeing to the destruction of much … Continue reading

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Goose Oaks, St. Fillans, Comrie, Perthshire

Legendary Trees (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NN 693 242 Folklore A fascinating story of this forgotten site is detailed in Alex Porteous’ (1912) history book on this tiny parish at the eastern end of Loch Earn.  It’s a peculiar … Continue reading

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Rivock Well, Silsden, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 07782 44863 Getting Here From the B6265 valley road between Bingley and Keighley, just near Riddlesden Hall, take the road up and over the canal into Riddlesden, bearing left up past West Riddlesden … Continue reading

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Woodhenge, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Timber Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 5775 9513 Also Known as: Dorchester 3 NMR NUMBER: SU 59 NE 53 Site no. 371.21.1 Archaeology & History Although ascribed as a wooden ‘henge’ by archaeologist Jean Cook, the site is … Continue reading

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Adam’s Oak, Brierley, South Yorkshire

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference – SE 4280 1015 Also Known as: Adam & Eve’s Oak Wind-gap Oak Archaeology & History Highlighted on the 1854 Ordnance Survey map close to the township boundary line as Adam & Eve’s Oak, between … Continue reading

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Druid’s Oak, Caton, Lancashire

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference — SD 5297 6467 Also Known as: Caton Oak Fish Stones Oak Getting Here Dead easy! Near the western end of Caton village, right on the edge of the main road (A683) running through the village … Continue reading

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Fair Haia, Carlton, West Yorkshire

Legendary Tree (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference – SE 614270 Getting Here From Carlton, take the western Hirst Road to Temple Hirst village, then turn right once you’re in the village and go up Common Lane up for about a mile.  There’s … Continue reading

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