Record Details

NHER Number:7360
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cromwell's Oak


An ancient oak tree in which Oliver Cromwell is said to have taken refuge when being chased by a bull. He was visiting his friend and lawyer Erasmus Earle at Heydon Hall (NHER 7358) at the time.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1172 2758
Map Sheet:TG12NW

Full description

15 September 1977. Visit. Old oak tree.
Oliver Cromwell is said to have escaped from a bull in it. An ancient tree isolated near the edge of a grove.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 September 1977.

Monument Types

  • NAMED TREE (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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