Fredville Park is still famous for its trees, the “Majesty Oak” is the largest maiden oak in England and may be a thousand or more years old. It is now unfortunately suffering from the ravages of time and has recently undergone some minor tree surgery. The once noted chestnut trees are now somewhat reduced in number, but the “Step Tree” still stands with a little assistance.

Fredville House and the Majesty Oak circa 1800
Fredville House and the Majesty Oak circa 1800

Fredville House Picture Gallery

The origins of the present Fredville estate, owned since the middle of the 18th century by the Plumptre family, goes back to the late 8th century, but recent research has shown its history to be more complicated before Fredville’s acquisition by the Boys family in 1485 than previous histories have stated.

Fredville page links:-

Essewelle Manor-Domesday to De Say

The Manor of Essewelle:Esol & Freydevill’ under the Colkyns

Sir John de Beauchamp

The Quadryng family at Esol, later Beauchamp’, and Fredeuyle 

The Boys Family of Fredville

From the Duke of Newcastle to the Plumptres of Fredville

The Holt Street Estate

The Renowned Trees of Fredville Park

The Fredville Park Gate Keepers Lodges

Fredville Park School

Fredville Ghosts and Legends

The Plumptre Hospital in Nottingham



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