Thorndon Park

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Thorndon Park
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Thorndon Park - geograph.org.uk - 1014090.jpg
Area of SearchEssex
Grid referenceTQ 604917
TQ 614911
TQ 625903
InterestBiological
Area141.4 hectares
Notification1986
Location mapMagic Map

Thorndon Park is a 141.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Brentwood in Essex. Part of it is run by Essex County Council as Thorndon Country Park, and the Essex Wildlife Trust manages its visitor centre.[1][2][3]

The site is semi-natural woodland and ancient parkland. It has a diverse population of beetles, including one which is rare and threatened in Britain. The most common trees are sessile and pedunculate oak, silver birch and hornbeam. The parkland has old oak pollards on acid or neutral grassland.[1]

The country park is divided into Thorndon Park North, with access from The Avenue, and Thorndon Park South, with access from the A128 road.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thorndon Park citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Map of Thorndon Park". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Thorndon Countryside Centre". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Thorndon Country Park". Essex County Council. Retrieved 7 August 2016.

Coordinates: 51°36′18″N 0°18′54″E / 51.605°N 0.315°E / 51.605; 0.315