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Old Park Wood Hillingdon

Summary

Old Park Wood is ancient woodland with records dating back to the Domesday Book. It was once within the boundaries of Harefield Park, an old estate whose early-mid C18th house later became the site of Harefield Hospital. The entrance on Hill End Road has remnants of the former gates and driveway, now ending in fields. The wood contains a large area of ancient woodland with mature oaks, birch and other species, and has good displays of bluebells in spring.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Harefield Park

Site location:
Summerhouse Lane/Hill End Road via footpaths; Belfry Avenue off Park Lane, Mount Pleasant

Postcode:
UB9 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):
ancient woodland

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Hillingdon

Site ownership:
LB Hillingdon / Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Site management:
Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Northwood (Metropolitan)

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/NatureReserves/Local/oldparkwood

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ049913

Size in hectares:
24

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:
Yes

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Metropolitan Importance

Green Belt:
Yes

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
SSSI and Nature Reserve

Fuller information

In 1680 it is marked as Harvill Park. It is partly in LB Hillingdon and partly outside Greater London, and is managed by Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust as a Nature Reserve and SSSI. A public footpath runs from Summerhouse Lane to Hill End Road and there is access from Harefield Hospital and Belfry Avenue.

Sources consulted:

Teresa Farino, Meg Game 'Nature Conservation in Hillingdon' Ecology Handbook 7, London Ecology Unit, 1988

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