Fairlop Oak, as it appeared 1805.
An antique line engraving by J.B. published July 1st, 1806 by J. Nichols & Son. The Fairlop Oak, which was said "to have existed from halfway up the Christian era", was situated in the middle of a glade in Hainault Forest in a wooded area of some 3000 acres known as The Kings wood.
"To Hainault Forest Queen Anne did ride,
And saw the old oak standing by her side,
And as she looked at it from bottom to top,
She said to her Court, it should be at Fairlop."
Approx 18cms by 10cms.