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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.

Basic Details

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

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

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:

Facilities:

Events:

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. www.croydon.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ315605

Size in hectares:
10.72

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

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

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

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

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