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The apple tree in the grounds of Woolsthorpe Manor, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire

Alfred Newton & Sons1939

Historic England

Historic England

Woolsthorpe Manor was the birthplace of mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton. This apple tree is believed to be the one that led Newton to question why apples always fell to the ground, resulting in his discovery of gravity.

Historic England Archive BB79/08410

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  • Title: The apple tree in the grounds of Woolsthorpe Manor, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire
  • Creator: Alfred Newton & Sons
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Rights: Source: Historic England Archive
  • Medium: Glass plate negative

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