The Wishing Tree
A reputedly popular Smugglers meeting point, the wishing tree was originally known as 'The Smugglers oak' in the 18th century. The tree stood at the junction of Gillsmans Hill, Crowhurst Road, Ironlatch Avenue and Harley Shute Road, it was renamed the 'Wishing tree' in the mid 1800s by a local farmer Robert Deudney.
The “Wishing Tree” was destroyed when Ironlatch Avenue was extended to join up with Crowhurst Road. A roundabout was built in its place in the early 1960s