Commemorative Trees Planted within the Parish Boundaries
Oak Tree planted for the Millennium
Field Maple – Miss Venerballs
Silver Birch Mrs Edith Priestner – for
her services to the Church
Crab Apple – Reverend Ben Elliot
largest of these original trees are around 20 feet in girth whereas ours is only 14 feet. It is however clearly
older than the Horse Trough (1891) and was probably planted in the early 19th Century by the 11th Duke of Somerset at around the time of the Battle of Waterloo and the end of the war with France
(1815) or for Victoria’s
Coronation (1837). The presence of the nearby Copper Beech of the same age suggests a commemorative planting.
The Copper Beech- Unknown This tree is probably the same age as the Oak.
Luckomb Oak – planted by the Duke of Somerset
This interesting tree is a hybrid between Turkey oak and Cork oak (occurring naturally in (S. Europe) first raised at Exeter in 1762.
The Cherry- Unknown
The Young Oak- Unknown