Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Thames Tributary Mardyke - South Ockendon

Thames Tributary Mardyke
The Mardyke flows south west


Post to the east Stifford
Post to the west Ockendon Junction 30

Brannett’s Wood
Part Mardyke Woods. Owned by the Forestry Commission. It is said to be one of the oldest woodlands in Essex recorded in the 1339, and then called ‘Brendewod’ . It had been part of the Belhus Park Estate and managed as coppice but by 1880 this had ended. Along with the other adjacent woodlands it forms one of the largest woodland blocks in the area. There is Sycamore, Oak, Ash and Sweet Chestnut above Hawthorn, Hazel and Sycamore seedlings.

Fortin Close
Treetops school. Essex County Council Early Intervention Centre

Millard’s Garden
Forestry Ccommission. Part of Mardyke Woods and mentioned in 1397 as ‘Maynwaresgarden’. It had been part of the Belhus Park Estate and managed as coppice but by 1880 this had ended

Stifford Road
Industrial estate. Includes a number of brick and similar industries.

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