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Shenley Church End’s Holy Thorn – 3

Visited the Shenley Church End thorn tree for a third time on 13 January 2020.

Although the tree had four flowers, most flower buds were in the same state as they were when the tree was last visited on 6 January.

The dimensions of the ‘tree’ were measured:  it has an internal diameter of c. 2.15 m, and an external circumference of c. 8.00 m, suggesting that it is ancient,  but no way is known to estimate how ancient.

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