Thorpe Morieux Woods

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Thorpe Morieux Woods
Site of Special Scientific Interest

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Path in Thorpe Wood
Area of Search Suffolk
Grid reference TL 942 549 [1]
Interest Biological
Area 45.2 hectares [1]
Notification 1985 [1]
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Thorpe Morieux Woods is a 45.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Thorpe Morieux in Suffolk. [1] [2] Part of it is Bull's Wood, a nature reserve managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. [3]

Site of Special Scientific Interest conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man. SSSI/ASSIs are the basic building block of site-based nature conservation legislation and most other legal nature/geological conservation designations in the United Kingdom are based upon them, including national nature reserves, Ramsar sites, Special Protection Areas, and Special Areas of Conservation. The acronym "SSSI" is often pronounced "triple-S I".

Thorpe Morieux village in United Kingdom

Thorpe Morieux is a small village and civil parish in Suffolk, England. Located in Babergh district, the parish contains the hamlets of Thorpe Green and Almshouses Green, as well as Great Hastings Wood, which is classified as Ancient Woodland. It was anciently in the Cosford Hundred.

Suffolk County of England

Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east. The county town is Ipswich; other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Europe.

These ancient semi-natural woods are managed by coppicing. The soil is poorly drained boulder clay, and common trees include pedunculate oak. Bramble and dog's mercury are dominant in the ground flora, with extensive oxlip in some areas. [4]

Boulder clay A deposit of clay, often full of boulders, formed from the ground moraine material of glaciers and ice-sheets

Boulder clay, in geology, is a deposit of clay, often full of boulders, which is formed out of the ground moraine material of glaciers and ice-sheets wherever they are found. It was the typical deposit of the Glacial Period in northern Europe and North America.

Bramble

A bramble is any rough, tangled, prickly shrub, usually in the genus Rubus, the blackberries and raspberries and dewberries. "Bramble" is also used to describe other prickly shrubs such as roses. Bramble or brambleberry sometimes refers to the blackberry fruit or products of its fruit, such as bramble jelly.

There is access to Bull's Wood, and a footpath goes through Thorpe Wood, but there is no public access to Felsham Wood or Great Hastings Wood.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Designated Sites View: Thorpe Morieux Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. "Map of Thorpe Morieux Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. "Bull's Wood". Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. "Thorpe Morieux Woods citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2017.

Coordinates: 52°10′N0°50′E / 52.16°N 0.84°E / 52.16; 0.84

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