Thornwood Common Flood Meadow

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Thornwood Common Flood Meadow
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TypeLocal Nature Reserve
LocationThornwood Common, Essex
OS grid TL471045
Area3 hectares
Managed byEpping Forest District Council

Thornwood Common Flood Meadow is a 3 hectare Local Nature Reserve in Thornwood Common in Essex. It is owned and managed by Epping Forest District Council. [1] [2]

Thornwood Common village in United Kingdom

Thornwood Common is a village on the B1393 road, in the civil parish of North Weald Bassett and the Epping Forest district of Essex, England.

Essex County of England

Essex is a county in the south-east of England, north-east of London. One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, the only city in the county. For government statistical purposes Essex is placed in the East of England region.

The flood meadow was created in 1998 by the council and the National Rivers Authority to alleviate flooding in Thornwood village, and it is managed for nature conservation. A wetland meadow, 800 trees and a 200-metre hedge have been created. Flowers include ragged robin, oxeye daisy and knapweed. [3]

National Rivers Authority

The National Rivers Authority (NRA) was one of the forerunners of the Environment Agency of England and Wales, existing between 1989 and 1996.

Thornwood, Essex human settlement in United Kingdom

Thornwood is a hamlet in the civil parish of North Weald Bassett, in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. The hamlet is conjoined to and a part of the village of Thornwood Common at the south.

There is access by a footpath from Thornwood Common High Road, south of Woodside.

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References

  1. "Thornwood Common Flood Meadow". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  2. "Map of Thornwood Common Flood Meadow". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  3. "Thornwood Flood Meadow Local Nature Reserve". Epping Forest District Council. Retrieved 19 June 2016.

Coordinates: 51°43′12″N0°07′41″E / 51.7199°N 0.12812°E / 51.7199; 0.12812

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