footpath (A151 to B1515)
Distance (N) from Greenwich
OS map detailsOS Explorer: 249
OS grid refTF 34770.25120
WGS84 lat/long52.806799, -0.002120
TypeTree | MTL
Marking date27 Feb 1998
AccessUnrestricted. Tree no longer present
Greenwich Meridian Marker; England; Lincolnshire; Holbeach


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18 Jun 2008
27 Feb 1998

Although a key aim of the Millennium Tree Line (MTL) project was to plant trees on the (Airy) Meridian, the Line actually passes about 30 m to the east of the Holbeach Link Road Nature Reserve, where they planted this lime tree which was sponsored by the George Farmer School. The 1998 image shows children from the school with the tree at the time of its planting. MTL’s project manager, Catherine Freeman, is standing on the right of the group holding the GPS used to record the tree’s location. In 1999, the school became known as George Farmer Technology and Language College and in 2011 was merged with St Guthlac’s School on the George Farmer site and renamed University Academy Holbeach. The tree was no longer present when the planting site was visited for this website in 2008.

University Academy Holbeach