Bricket Wood Common

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Bricket Wood Common
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Bricket Wood Common 4.JPG
Path in Bricket Wood Common
Area of SearchHertfordshire
Grid referenceTL385105
Area70.0 hectares
Location mapMagic Map

Bricket Wood Common is a 70 hectare open space and biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Bricket Wood in Hertfordshire.[1][2] It is managed by St Albans City and District Council together with the Countryside Management Service and Bricket Wood Joint Management Committee.[3]

The common is a remnant of a lowland heath, with much it on the heavy soils of boulder clay with poor drainage and wet habitats. There are also areas of ancient woodland and dry heath. The woodland canopy is mainly oak and silver birch with a shrub layer of hornbeam and hazel. Lowland heath flora include sphagnum in the wetter areas and there are several small ponds. In drier heath areas there are heather, purple moor-grass and heath milkwort.[1]

The common is divided by the Abbey Line railway. There is access from Mount Pleasant Lane, Bucknalls Drive and School Lane.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Bricket Wood Common citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Map of Bricket Wood Common". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Bricket Wood Common". Bricket Wood Common. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Bricket Wood Common" (PDF). Hertfordshire County Council. Retrieved 7 December 2014.

Coordinates: 51°41′47″N 0°21′59″W / 51.6964°N 0.3664°W / 51.6964; -0.3664