Sunday, 29 January 2017

M25 Titsey Plantation



Post to the south Oxted
Post to the east Titsey Park
Post to the west Chalk Pit Lane

M25

Pitchfont Lane
Unmade road running steeply downhill through woodland

The Ridge
Bronze Age enclosure north of the road
Hell Shaw. Woodland to the north of the road and of Nature Conservation Importance

Titsey Plantation
This a large swathe of woodland ranged on the hillside slopes. As a “plantation” 500,000  trees were planted in the early 19th by William Granville  and before that was open downland. It is a predominately beech wood. In the Second World War trees were removed for aircraft manufacture, but these have since been replaced.
Greenwich Meridian runs through the woodland

Sources
Historic England. Titsey Place. Web site
Surrey Nature Partnership. Web site
Sutton and East Surrey Water. Web site
Titsey Place. Web site

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