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Commemorating Little Hampden

Accession Oak - photo by Rachael Marshall, Project AssistantFor a small village, Little Hampden has more than its fair share of commemorative trees.

This includes three grand oaks, planted to commemorate the Queen's Accession to the throne in 1952, and a young golden acacia, planted to mark the millennium. The Accession Oaks are planted along the lower common, the first bearing a commemorative plaque, whilst the acacia is planted at the entrance to the village.

Acacia - photo by Rachael Marshall, Project Assistant

The oaks were planted by Sir Leonard Figg, whilst the acacia was planted by local resident Geoff Hopwood.

Hopefully, these four trees will be a reminder of the past for decades to come.


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