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Hangman's Oak

Hangman's Oak - photo by Colin Stanford

This large old oak tree stands alone in a small depression in a field near Lacey Green. For several generations the tree has been known locally as the "Hangman's Oak" - traditionally the site of execution for convicted sheep thieves.

You can see the tree from a public footpath, part of a guided circular walk of 2½ miles around Lacey Green. The route takes walkers to places of local interest and includes some lovely viewpoints of the surrounding countryside. The narrative in the guided walk includes history, myths and legends of Lacey Green.

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