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Giant Sequoia - November 2018

Giant Sequoia - April 2019
Thanks to Duane for letting us know in November 2018 about the four Giant Sequoia at Haddiscoe Hall.
He estimates the height of the largest is 25-30 meters tall.

On a trip in April 2019 I was able to take a photograph of the same two Giant Sequoia trees from the same position along Hall Road.
The weather wasn't as kind compared to the photograph taken in November but it was interesting to see the Spring lambs and these two Wellingtonia that are both clearly visible from the public road, from where both pictures were taken.

The other two Giant Sequoia are further in the grounds and therefore, as with any private land, permission would need to be obtained from the owner before venturing on to the land to see them properly (although I do not believe this would be given).

Young Giant Sequoia
I also chanced upon a young Giant Sequoia in the corner of one of the fields, at the junction of Hall Road and Beccles Road.
A fine specimen that I estimate is around 10 years old at 8 metres tall and will be a fanastic landmark in years to come.

St. Mary's Church
The nearby St. Mary's Church has a round tower, these type of towers are most commonly found in East Anglia.

Ledger Stone - John Buckenham 1669

Ledger Stone - Barbele Jans 1525 in Dutch
It is otherwise a fairly unremarkable church, although inside on the floor of the main aisle are several 16th and 17th century ledger stones.
One in particular is made of Purbeck marble, inscribed in Dutch, it relates to Barbele Jans who died on the second day in December 1525.
She was the wife of Pier Piers (Peter Peterson) the dyke-reeve, a Dutch immigrant and creator of some of the dykes surrounding the village.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Date Measured
WGS84 OSGB36
Giant Redwood
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N52.513794
E1.582439
N52.51335
W1.58426
TM 43172 96686 -- -- --
2 N52.513811
E1.582603
N52.51336
W1.58443
TM 43184 96688 -- -- --
3
-- -- --
4
-- -- --
5 N52.51266
E1.58763
N52.51221
W1.58945
TM 43531 96577 66ft
(20.12m)
8.1m April 2019

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