Friday, 12 September 2014

Great Eastern Railway to Shenfield - Thrift Wood

The Great Eastern Railway from Liverpool Street to Shenfield
The line runs north eastwards from Brentwood Station

Post to the west Shenfield Common
Post to the north Hutton Mount

Hanging Hill Lane
5 Hare Hall. 16th house with alterations from 1965. It is timber-framed, and part plastered with exposed false framing and part weatherboarded,
Gypsy Corner

Hare Hall Shaw
This is a small area of woodland kept as a screen for various housing developments from the 1970s and 1980s and is the remnants of what was once a large expanse of woodland. Species include Hornbeam coppice with occasional pedunculate oak and ground flora including bluebells.  It is maintained by Brentwood Borough Council.  There is a pond at the south end.
Thrift Wood
This large ancient woodland is used as a Scout camp and consequently the woodland contains many buildings and areas for tents and activities. The woodland comprises hornbeam coppice with pedunculate and sessile oak. Other tree and shrub species include silver birch, sweet chestnut,Lime etc. There are a number of ponds in the wood including the northern fishing lake.


Sources
Brentwood Council. Web site
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Crossrail Report. Web site

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