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Charlton House mulberry tree - 3

Charlton House mulberry tree Charlton House mulberry tree - 3
Inscription

The first mulberry tree planted in England in the year 1608 by order of King Charles I.

Site: Charlton House mulberry tree (3 memorials)

SE7, Charlton Road, Charlton House

The plaques are on the ground at the foot of the tree. The tree is one of several which are reputed to be the oldest in Britain. The building in the background is the former orangery of Charlton House, which was converted into a public lavatory in 1938 but is now closed.

More on London's other ancient mulberry trees at Spitalfields Life.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Charlton House mulberry tree - 3

Subjects commemorated Information

King Charles I

Born Fife. Until the age of 11 he was only the 'spare' but then his 18-year o...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Charlton House mulberry tree - 3

Also at this site Information

Charlton House mulberry tree - 1

The Tree Council in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen El...

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Charlton House mulberry tree - 2

Charlton House mulberry, said to be the first of its species planted in Engla...

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