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Two superb Wellingtonia sit astride the top of the driveway to the cottage, and two more sit in the adjacent field. The owner of the house very kindly helped with the measuring of the two by the gate but the other two were buried too deep in the undergrowth to make measuring practical at the time.

The grounds were once part of the Coombe Estate until the 1950's. It is possible they were planted by Captain / Vice admiral Henry Shiffner of Coombe Place (4 Nov 1788 - 18 Mar 1859).

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N50.90062
W0.01086
N50.90004
W0.00926
TQ 39970 13122 90ft
(27.4m)
23.4m 4.4m June 2007
2 N50.90121
W0.01051
N50.90063
W0.00891
TQ 39993 13189 93ft
(28.35m)
24.98m 4.6m June 2007
3 N50.90168
W0.01073
N50.90110
W0.00913
TQ 39976 13240 88ft
(26.83m)
-- -- --
4 N50.90169
W0.01075
N50.90111
W0.00915
TQ 39974 13242 90ft
(27.4m)
-- -- --
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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