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placename:- Tom Fool's Tree
site name:- Muncaster Castle
parish Muncaster parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
tree; chestnut
coordinates:- SD10399641
10Km square:- SD19

1Km square SD1096

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Tom Fool's Tree -- Muncaster Castle -- Muncaster -- Cumbria / -- Tom Fool's Tree -- 5.6.2007

hearsay Thomas Skelton was court jester to Sir Francis Pennington. Besides foolery, Sir Francis had his jester kill a young carpenter who had courted his daughter; Thomas presented his master with the young man's head. His jesting gave rise to the term tomfoolery ...
Sweet chestnut, or spanish chestnut, Castanea sativa.
Richardson, Keith: 2011: Jack's Yak: River Greta Writer (Keswick, Cumbria):: ISBN 978 0 9559640 2 2

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