Wickham St. Paul - Wickham Hall (Essex)
|This was a peculiar discovery. In front of this old house (Wickham Hall) stand two Giant Redwoods. As can be seen from the photograph, one is a fine example of it type, and seems in good shape. The other, sadly, looks as though it has taken a massive lightning strike, and much of the top section now lies on the ground in front of the old house. These trees are fighters, however, so it will be interesting to see how it progresses over the years.
There is a third tree, just behind the house and adjacent to the grounds of All Saints church. This can be seen in the background of the picture.
As for Wickham Hall, sadly it is in rather a shabby state, mostly unused and with the windows boarded, although a small part of one side seems to be in use as an office. Records show that in 1912 Wickham Hall was sold to the tenent Mr Frank Nott for £9000, and included 474 acres of land.
|Common Names||Latin Names||No.||Height||Girth||Date Measured|
|Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia||Sequoiadendron giganteum||1||24m||3.6m||August 2005|
|Tree No. 2 - lightning strike Girth was measured at 1.5m from ground.|