|Type of record:||Hedgerow|
A hawthorn tree, first mentioned in the 13th century when it was in use as a boundary marker. The tree is now over 700 years old, and was reputedly a meeting place for rebels in the reign of King John.
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|Grid Reference:||TG 1709 0050|
|Parish:||BRACON ASH, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Mentioned as a boundary mark in 13th century.
Legend says was a meeting place of rebels in the time of King John.
Used as a supply of mistletoe.
This hawthorn bush remains, about 2m high, in a field with a notice board.
E. Rose (NAU) 9 November 1978.
The notice board also states that it was a tradition for local children to count the props holding up the branches after dancing round the maypole.
The tree is now only a shadow of what it was when 18th and 19th century engravings were made.
E. Rose (NLA) 5 October 1998.
- NAMED TREE (Undated)
- BOUNDARY MARKER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. Thorn is star of open day. 12 June. |
|---||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 SE 1 . |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Bracon Ash. |
|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. Gale warning for the Old Thorn. 15 November. |
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