Wappenbury Wood

Wappenbury Wood | Image courtesy of Lisa Lawrence
Fallen tree, Wappenbury Wood
Image courtesy of Lisa Lawrence
Description of this historic site

Wappenbury Wood, a Medieval (and probably earlier) managed woodland. The woodland comprises woodbanks and evidence of ancient coppicing.

Notes about this historic site

1 A large deciduous wood of 71ha. Wappenbury’s earthworks appear to be relatively simple. Much of the wood has a woodbank of Medieval type, although there are a number of small additions within the edges of the current outside the original woodbank and also a number of internal banks and ditches, most of which have not yet been mapped in detail. Small areas of ancient small-leaved lime Tilia cordata coppice, usually a relict species found only in ancient woods, can be found at the south-east edge of the wood, opposite Old Nun Wood.

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