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This Giant Redwood can be found in a farmer's field next to the late 15th or early 16th century Southfields Manor House. There are sixty-one Listed Buildings in Dedham and Southfields is one of the four Grade I buildings, along with the parish church, (work started on the Parish Church of St Mary, Dedham, in 1492), the Grammar School and Shermans, founded in 1599. Southfields Manor House is a timber-framed pink house, whose upper storeys were originally reached by external staircases.

Dedham is an ideal village to stroll around on a warm summer's afternoon. Take tea at The Essex Rose Tea House perhaps, which dates back to medieval times. The premises were used as a house until the early twentieth century and was converted to a shop in the 1940's. The building has been used as a tearoom ever since then.

One can also walk along the river banks from Dedham to Flatford Mill and it is just a twenty minute stroll past Southfields to reach the Munnings Museum.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
N51.95631
E0.99419
N51.95583
E0.99594
TM 05833 32882 35ft
(10.67m)
22.9m 3.4m June 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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