Tring Park

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Oddy Hill and Tring Park
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Tring park south.jpg
Area of Search Hertfordshire
Grid reference SP934109
SP928103
Interest Biological
Area 35.6 hectares
Notification 1986
Location map Magic Map

Tring Park is a 107 hectare open space managed by the Woodland Trust.[1] It is part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[2] Part of the park, together with the nearby Oddy Hill, is the 35.6 hectare biological "Oddy Hill and Tring Park" Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).[3][4]

The park was formerly the garden of Tring House, built in 1682 by Christopher Wren and altered externally in the nineteenth century.[5] In the early eighteenth century Charles Bridgeman was employed to lay out the garden, with a summerhouse and other buildings designed by James Gibbs. The park is Grade II listed by English Heritage.[6]

The two areas of the SSSI are grassland on chalk scarp which have a diverse flora including rare species. Much of the parkland is managed by grazing, but ungrazed scrub on sloping areas provides habitat for invertebrates and breeding birds.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "More about Tring Park". Woodland Trust. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tring Park". Chilterns Conservation Board. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Oddy Hill and Tring Park citation". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Map of Oddy Hill and Tring Park". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "THE MANSION (THE ARTS EDUCATIONAL SCHOOLS)". English Heritage. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "TRING PARK". English Heritage. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°47′01″N 0°39′22″W / 51.7837°N 0.6561°W / 51.7837; -0.6561