The Shelton Oak also known as Owen Glendwr's Observatory or the Glendower Oak was a veteran oak tree near Shrewsbury, England. It may be the "grette Oak at Shelton" mentioned in a document from the time of Henry III (1216-1272). The oak is said to have been climbed Owain Glyndŵr, the Welsh independence fighter, to view the 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury, from which its alternative name derives. In later years the tree became renowned for its hollow trunk which was variously described as able to accommodate twenty people, six people sitting for dinner or an 8-person quadrille dance. The tree had fallen by 1940 and its remains were removed in the 1950s to facilitate improvements to an adjacent road junction.

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  • The Shelton Oak also known as Owen Glendwr's Observatory or the Glendower Oak was a veteran oak tree near Shrewsbury, England. It may be the "grette Oak at Shelton" mentioned in a document from the time of Henry III (1216-1272). The oak is said to have been climbed Owain Glyndŵr, the Welsh independence fighter, to view the 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury, from which its alternative name derives. In later years the tree became renowned for its hollow trunk which was variously described as able to accommodate twenty people, six people sitting for dinner or an 8-person quadrille dance. The tree had fallen by 1940 and its remains were removed in the 1950s to facilitate improvements to an adjacent road junction. (en)
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  • The Shelton Oak also known as Owen Glendwr's Observatory or the Glendower Oak was a veteran oak tree near Shrewsbury, England. It may be the "grette Oak at Shelton" mentioned in a document from the time of Henry III (1216-1272). The oak is said to have been climbed Owain Glyndŵr, the Welsh independence fighter, to view the 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury, from which its alternative name derives. In later years the tree became renowned for its hollow trunk which was variously described as able to accommodate twenty people, six people sitting for dinner or an 8-person quadrille dance. The tree had fallen by 1940 and its remains were removed in the 1950s to facilitate improvements to an adjacent road junction. (en)
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