Morton Horse Chestnut Tree
We also had a wander about the churchyard to see what interesting things we could find, unfortunately the church itself was locked up so we couldn't have a peek around inside. I'm not sure what it is but while I can't stand funerals I love old cemeteries but that's a subject for another time.
The church 'gate'
Old grave markers
Water spout, there was another identical but more worn one on the opposite side of the church
More water spouts
While doing a bit of research on Morton I did discover another interesting tidbit...the parish claims to be the centre of England (based on north-south axis and the east coast/Welsh border) and it's marked by an old oak tree! Of course a newer OS (Ordnance Survey) study has now shown this is not quite accurate but it's still cool.
The centre of England?
Morton Parish Council Plaque
Me in the centre of England!
This trip marks 4 out of the 50 trees (plus a bonus!), we just need to decide on which one to road trip to next. I was considering the Lebanon Cedar in Childrey but a google maps search shows that it might not be accessible to the public now as it appears the old rectory garden is blurred out on street view.