Cranham Brickfields

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Cranham Brickfields is an 8.5 hectare Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade I, in Cranham in the London Borough of Havering. It has an area of woodland with a pond, wildflower meadows, and a grassed area with a children's playground. The site was formerly used for excavating clay to make bricks, and during the Second World War vegetables were cultivated as part of the Dig for Victory campaign. Wildlife includes bullfinches, great crested newts, stag beetles and green hairstreak butterflies.[1][1][2][2] There is also dyer's greenweed, which is rare in London.[3]

There is access from Sunnycroft Gardens and Limerick Gardens. The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway runs along the northern edge of the site, and a footpath under the railway leads to St Mary's Lane.


  1. ^ a b "Cranham Brickfields". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 4 March 2013. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Cranham Brickfields Nature Reserve". London Borough of Havering. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Franks Wood and Cranham Brickfields". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°33′56″N 0°16′45″E / 51.5656°N 0.27928°E / 51.5656; 0.27928