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.
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.
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