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"Black Friars" is home to a very nice Giant Redwoood in Thetford. At the back of the garden of this house (adjacent to Whitehart Street) there is a plaque which is shown in the right hand picture above. It says, "In the corner of this garden is a large block of concrete with a bright steel pin in it. These concrete blocks can be found all around Thetford and were the mountings for 5" mortars. The formed part of the town's defences in WW2 when the threat of a German invasion was very real".

A Redwood tree and a history lesson too, you don't get this on every web site you know!

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TL 87001 83306 42ft
26.7m 4.16m October 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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