Friday, 27 January 2012

Cobbins Brook - Spratt's Hedgerow

Cobbins Brook
Cobbins Brook flows west towards the River Lee

Post to the east Copped Hall Estate
Post to the north Parvill
Post to the west Cobbinsend

Rookery Wood. Woodland with oak and hornbeam. There are also planted hybrid poplars. There is a crescent-shaped lake on the eastern side which was part of the landscaping of Copped Hall and called the Lagoon and Fish Canal. It is now an area of sedge, alder and willow

Spratts Hedgerow Wood. This is an ancient woodland with several important oaks as well as hornbeam and hazel coppice. There are bridle paths throughout.
Pillbox – a brick and concrete pillbox part of the defence of the Outer London Stop Line ring. It is on the north east corner of sprat’s hedgerow wood.
Outer London Defence Ring anti-tank ditch can be seen for a short distance as a small gully running from the pillbox near Cobbins Brook

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