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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
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TM 05833 32882 35ft
22.9m 3.4m June 2007
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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