Drivers Hill

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Drivers Hill from Woodcote Avenue
Drivers Hill from Mill Hill Cemetery

Drivers Hill is a ten hectare[1] Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade II, in Mill Hill in the London Borough of Barnet.[2] It is owned by the Jehovah's Witnesses,[3] who built their national headquarters, Watch Tower House, on the site in 1955.[4] The house is a major printing works where 120 million Jehovah's Witnesses periodicals were printed in 2002.[5]

Drivers Hill consists of a number of fields and two small woods. The fields contain some species of flower typical of old pasture, such as crested dog's tail, oval sedge and lady's bedstraw. The larger wood, which is at the north of the site, is called Wentworth Hall Wood, and has a canopy mainly of pedunculate oak and ash. The other wood, in the south-west corner, is dominated by oak and sycamore.[6]

There is no public access, but the fields can be viewed from the end of Woodcote Avenue, and the south-west wood from Milespit Hill and Mill Hill Cemetery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mill Hill East Environmental Statement[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "iGiGL – helping you find London's parks and wildlife sites". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15.
  3. ^ Drivers Hill, Mayor of London, London Wildweb[dead link]
  4. ^ "Protestant nonconformity". A History of the County of Middlesex. 5. Victoria County History. 1976. Archived from the original on 2013-02-07.
  5. ^ "Mill Hill". London Borough of Barnet. Archived from the original on 2014-11-08.
  6. ^ "Drivers Hill". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2006. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hewlett, Janet (1997). Nature Conservation in Barnet. London Ecology Unit. ISBN 1 871045 27 4.

Coordinates: 51°36′58″N 0°13′16″W / 51.616°N 0.221°W / 51.616; -0.221