Monument record BYG 014 - Bradley Park Wood

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Summary

Ancient woodland as defined in (S1) and after tithe map.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 677 543 (1324m by 1084m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL65SE
Civil Parish GREAT BRADLEY, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Ancient woodland as defined in (S1). For details of history and earthworks see (S1), the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, English Nature and the County Council Countryside section (Peter Holborn and Geoff Sinclair) & various Oliver Rackham works including (S2).
Survey by HDAG upto end of 1993(?): `Enclosed by an external ditch, with traces of an internal bank along S boundary. Established hedgerows exist on all four sides, with ten or eleven species present. This together with..., suggests the boundary of the wood was possibly 9th or 10th century in origin and represents an enclosed remnant of ancient woodland (S3).
Tithe map of Great Barton shows a much broader area of ancient woodland (S4) than previously mentioned. Area is currently dramatically reduced in comparison to that shown on the tithe map (mapped HBSMR boundaries changed to match tithe, April 2012).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Nature Conservancy Council. June 1992. Suffolk Inventory of Ancient Woodland (provisional).
  • <M1> (No record type): Library: (S3).
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Rackham, O.. 1988. Medieval Woods. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk, 50-51.
  • <S3> (No record type): HDAG Journal, 6 (2), 1996, 80.
  • <S4> Map: 1842/43. Great Bradley Tithe Map and Apportionment.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 12 2016 3:22PM

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