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...but I'd need a bit more info before making a firm ID.
For instance, were the young twigs softly hairy, or did they have white warts (lenticels) on them?
Did the bark show any of the typical birch black "diamonds"? (which would indicate B. pendula)
Was the bark creamy in colour, or whiteish?
Were the leaves shiny underneath, or greyish?
Was the ground around it wet, boggy, clay, or dry and sandy?
How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
Young twigs downy and leaves not as shiny underneath as above as shown in the photograph. Ground is wet heavy clay.
Regret did not observe the trunk.
The shape of the leaf and the margin supports an ID of B. pubescens.
It's hard to do from photos!
Yes, the leaf margin is not distinctly biserrate.
Lat/Lng: 52.181661666667, 0.82839166666667
OS grid ref: TL934574