Hatfield broad oak fireworks clipart

Mar 14 2020

The name Hatfield Broad Oak has been used since at least 1136, and the eponymous oak was mentioned in record in 1295. The forest still contains the fenced remains of a very large oak known as the “Doodle Oak”, estimated as 850 years old, though it is believed to be a different tree to that which gave the parish its name. Hatfield forest, is an Ancient woodland, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a National Nature Reserve (NNR). It is now in the possession of the National Trust. The modern hedges in Hatfield Broad Oak still follow the boundaries the ancient forest following clearances known as Assarting. A phonetic version of the name might be that recorded in 1381 as “Hatfeld Broodhook”