Bardney Limewoods

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Southrey wood entrance.
Wickenby wood entrance.

The Bardney Limewoods, part of the Lincolnshire Limewoods, National Nature Reserve is a collection of small woodlands near Bardney in Lincolnshire.[1][2] The reserve includes about half the Limewoods in the area. Cocklode Wood, part of the Bardney Limewoods, is the best surviving spread of medieval limes in England. [3]

The Limewoods are diverse in tree species and ground species, but are dominated by the Small-leaved Lime Tilia cordata.[1]

Some have argued that the name Lincolnshire refers to lime trees (known as Lind in old English and Linden in modern German), however it is more widely held that Lincoln derives from the Celtic 'Lindon' for pool and refers to the Brayford Pool.[4]

Bardney Limewoods NNR is managed by the Forestry Commission.[2] A visitors centre is maintained at Chambers Wood Farm.[5] The NNR is said to include a quarter of the county's ancient woodland.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Bardney Limewoods NNR". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Bardney Limewoods NNR". Natural England. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  3. ^ Woodland Trust The test-tube tree'’ Broadleaf Anon Spring 2014 p7
  4. ^ a b "Bardney Limewoods". Lincolnshire wildlife trust. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Chambers Wood visitors centre". Forestry Commission. Retrieved 26 January 2012.

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