TQ4095 : Grimston's Oak, Epping Forest

taken 11 years ago, near to Buckhurst Hill, Essex, Great Britain

Grimston's Oak, Epping Forest
Grimston's Oak, Epping Forest
This "monarch of the Forest" stands in a clearing at the junction of several rides between Fairmead Bottom and Connaught Water.

Alternate names for this Quercus robur are Cuckoo Oak (it is near Cuckoo Pits) Bedford’s Oak and Grimston's Oak. The later is the one most frequently used. J. T. Bedford was involved in the battle to save Epping Forest from destruction in the 1870s. Robert Grimston was a 19th Century cricketer who died in 1884.

The tree is estimated to be about 350 years old.

Compare to TQ4095 : Grimstons Oak, Epping Forest, March 2014 which shows the structure of the tree.
Epping Forest

Epping Forest (formerly known as Waltham Forest) is an ancient woodland north-east of London. As a former royal forest dating from the 12th century, it is managed by the City of London Corporation.

The forest is 2,476 hectares in area, comprising woodland, grassland and open heath, forming a 19km long green corridor.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Place (from Tags)
Epping Forest  Loughton 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 404 956 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.5010N 0:1.6573E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 404 956
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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