Fossilised Tree, Stanope


This fossilised tree is located in the churchyard of St Thomas's Church in Stanhope, County Durham. A plaque by the tree stated: "Fossil Tree Sigillaria SP This great tree grew in a forest of the middle carboniferous period (about 250 million years ago) near Edmundbyers Cross now 1550 feet above sea-leavel. As its vegetable matter decayed this was replaced by sand which has formed a perfect cast in hard ganister. The roots (Stigmaria) show their characteristic form. The tree was brought to Stanhope and erected here in 1962 by Mr J G Beaston".[1]

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