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Big Tree

Big Tree - photo © Buckinghamshire Museum

This used to be the location of a gigantic old elm, known as the Big Tree. The tree was an impressive local landmark, reaching a height of around twenty metres in its heyday, and has some claim to fame, having been the subject of a sketch drawn in 1880, which was used as a Christmas card design in 1946. The sketch, by William Crouch, is shown here.Illustration by William Crouch, 1880

The tree was sadly cut down on 7th October 1946, at the grand old age of 200. No sign of it now remains other than in the names of nearby places, such as Elm Tree Farm, which reflect its former glory.

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This tree is no longer standing



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