Nazeing Glass Works, Nazeing New Road
Distance (N) from Greenwich
OS map detailsOS Explorer: 174
OS grid refTL 38013.06668
WGS84 lat/long51.741727, -0.002479
TypeTree | Plaque (tree) | MTL | Tree Council
Marking date29 November 1999
AccessRestricted, but visible from access road
Greenwich Meridian Marker; England; Essex; Nazeing


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In 1999, on the eve of its Silver Jubilee, the Tree Council of Britain arranged for 25 Meridian Trees to be planted along the route of the Meridian. The trees, which were a mixture of Silver Birch and Silver Lime, were all donated by the Millennium Tree Line Project. Of the 25 trees, the exact of approximate planting locations of just 14 are known. This Silver Lime is one of them. Whilst some were planted on or very close to the Meridian, others were planted as far as several hundred metres from it. Although the Meridian passes though the Glass Works in whose grounds this tree was planted, the tree itself is around 65 metres to the west.

Each of the trees was supplied with a black plaque provided by the tree council bearing the following inscription:

This tree marks the Greenwich Meridian and celebrates the Tree Council’s 25th Anniversary in 1999, the eve of the new Millennium
Additional picture credits
Stephen Pollock-Hill (2014)