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The original Ashford Lodge was burnt down and it was replaced by the current building in 1926. The magnificent Giant Redwood in the grounds would have been quite young at that time, but would still have been a fairly substantial tree even then. The current owner is obviously fond of the tree because he has bought a young sapling, as shown in the second photograph. This is in a pot at the moment but when it is ready it will also be planted in the grounds.

See Tall Tales for an * * * Update - March 2015 * * * on the young sapling.

Common Names and Latin Name No. Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
1 N51.95987
TL 82471 32370 227ft
26.7m 5.85m February 2008
2 -- -- -- --- 0.28m -- February 2008
Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.

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