Wellingtonia - Church of the Holy Rood - Edwalton, Nottinghamshire
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N 52° 54.555 W 001° 06.705
30U E 626980 N 5863845
Quick Description: A 'Wellingtonia' giant sequoia tree in the churchyard of the Church of the Holy Rood, Edwalton.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/21/2019 11:53:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM1104B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
A 'Wellingtonia' giant sequoia tree in the churchyard of the Church of the Holy Rood, Edwalton.

The Church of the Holy Rood, Edwalton, dates from the 12th century. The chancel was rebuilt by Arthur Brewill and Basil Baily in 1894. A vestry was added by L.W. Nunn in the mid 20th century.

"EDWALTON is situated in a backwater off the main line of traffic with the result that, in spite of its proximity to Nottingham and to West Bridgford, it still retains a good deal of its ancient, rural character .

It seems to derive its origin from a Saxon settler of the name of Eadweald, who reclaimed a parcel of waste in the midst of a boggy district. This boggy nature of the surroundings of Edwalton acted as a defence in times of difficulty, but it was also a nuisance, for it cut the settlement off from the nearest church which was at Tollerton .

Edwalton had no church until 1166, about which time Robert Fitz Ranulph founded Beauchief Abbey, and endowed it with, amongst other gifts, the living of Edwalton.

There was a lawsuit about Edwalton Church in 1228, which shows that it was then a chapelry to Flawford. But there is scant trace of whatever buildings stood on the site in those far-off days, and whatever is left has been altered and masked to such an extent as to be now almost unrecognisable.

The tower, covered by ivy planted about 1840, stands on an ancient stone foundation, and is built of red brick diapered in black. There is, however, a tradition, which seems likely to be right, that it was built during the reign of Queen Mary, and if that is so it must brick after the fashion used in Essex during the reign of Henry VII. be almost unique, for there was but little church building during her short but tumultuous reign.(sic) The original dedication of the church was to St. Lawrence and Holy Rood, but Holy Rood is used by itself nowadays .

It is a curious dedication of which there are only twenty-three examples in the country, and an erroneous tradition still exists that Edwalton Church was one of those built in expiation of the murder of St. Thomas a Becket."

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Gattung / Species: Riesenmammutbaum (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Anordnung / Arrangement: Einzelner Baum / Standalone tree

Standort / Location: Andere / Other

Webseite / website: Not listed

Baumhöhe / Height of the tree (m): Not Listed

Baumdurchmesser / Diameter of the tree (m): Not Listed

Alter / age: Not Listed

Eintrittsgebühr / Fee: Not listed

Parkkoordinaten / Parking coordinates: Not Listed

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