Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Cuffley Brook - Great Wood


Cuffley Brook

Cuffley Brook flows eastwards and is joined by Rowbourne Brook from the south east. Grimes Brook also flows eastwards.

Post to the west Great Wood
Post to the south Nyn Manor
Post to the east Carbone Hill

Great Wood
The wood was a forest before the Norman Conquest and then became common land as wood pasture, rather than thick woodland. It was enclosed in the early 19th and was used as a source of commercial timber production – planted with oak and pine, which was then felled.  It was sold to the local authority in the late 1930s, used by the military in the Second World War and then opened to the public, under local authority management as a country park. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a local nature reserve.
Coldharbour Plantation
Justice Hill. A line of pollarded hornbeams planted in the early 19th marks a boundary within the wood

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