TQ8224 : Queen Elizabeth's Oak, Northiam TN31

near to Northiam, East Sussex, Great Britain

Queen Elizabeth's Oak, Northiam TN31
Queen Elizabeth's Oak, Northiam TN31
A plate attached to the tree, at the left of the picture, reads as follows:

Queen Elizabeth I, as she journeyed to Rye on the 11th August 1573, sat under this tree and ate a meal served to her from the house nearby. She changed her shoes of green damask silk with a heel 2" high and a sharp toe, at this spot, and left them behind as a memento of her visit. They are still in existence and are shown on special occasions. The Sussex saying that "our oaks are a thousand years living and a thousand years dying" suggests that this tree could be over 1000 years old.
Presented to the Parish Council on the occasion of the 400th anniversary, 11th August 1973, by Hayes Hotel & Restaurant - "the house nearby".
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