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The Wood That Built London: Elder Oak

[In the middle of the 1500s] a Penge man called Robert Lowen (who had since died), had felled the Elder Oak. This act was ‘muche misliked’ by the Croydon parishioners, who thought he had ‘done evill . . . for that it was a boundarye oke of their parishe’, and continued to carve their crosses on its stump during their perambulations.

From The Wood That Built London by C.J. Schüler

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C.J. Schüler

C.J. Schüler