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Situated near the top of a hill, in the church cemetery in Downham (close to Wickford), this proud example presides over a fine view of the surrounding countryside. Although a little ragged and sparse in its lower branches, it makes up for this with a fine, full crown - and has not suffered any significant lightning damage up on top. Best seen in the late evening on a sunny day, when the sunlight makes the ample trunk glow serenely, complementing the church building admirably.

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
N51.62933
E0.49827
N51.62882
E0.49995
TQ 73010 95235 153ft
(46.7m)
20.3m
20.85m
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3.08m
May 2006
July 2008
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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