Wood Banks

Description of this historic site

The greater woodbank encloses Oakley Wood and may date from about 1300. The banks around Moreton Wood and Wiggerland Wood are smaller.

Notes about this historic site

1 The modern Oakley Wood was originally known as three separate woodlands – Oakley Wood, Moreton Close and Wiggerland Wood. Oakley Wood has long been known to be protected by a woodbank but the existance of woodbanks about the other two woodlands has not previously been recorded.