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Foxley Wood and Sherwood Oaks Croydon
Summary: Foxley Wood and Sherwood Oaks are areas of woodland that were purchased by Coulsdon and Purley UDC as part of the Green Belt Scheme in the 1930s. There is a long history of woodland management here.
Previous / Other name: High Foxley Wood and Foxley Wood
Site location: Sherwood Oaks and Higher Drive, Northwood Avenue, Purley
Postcode: CR8 2HT > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Listed structures:
Borough: Croydon
Site ownership: LB Croydon
Site management: Parks and Open Spaces. Friends of Foxley Woods
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Purley, Reedham.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2008
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Friends of Foxley Woods have undertaken various improvements such as reclamation of chalk downland, scrub clearance, access improvements, nature trail.

Sources consulted:

Winterman, M A, Croydon's parks: an illustrated history (LB Croydon, 1988) p38
Grid ref: TQ315605
Size in hectares: 10.72
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List: No
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Borough Importance I
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Local Open Land

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