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Riddlesdown SSSI

Nearest town: Croydon

Site type: woodland

Access: Public

Church name: No Data

Diocese: No Data

County: Surrey

Country: England

Grid ref: TQ33185991

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: 26-Nov-17

Recorded by: Tim Hills

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: Riddlesdown is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). Their website contains the following description: 'Thousands of years of human activity on Riddlesdown have left a range of features, including earthworks, old trackways and a Roman road. At one time common land, it was threatened with enclosure following the opening of the nearby railway in the 1850s and following the efforts of a local family, City of London Corporation purchased most of the site in 1883 for public benefit. In more recent times, livestock have grazed pasture and kept open the characteristic downland landscape. The Trust acquired the reserve in 1999 from the British Railways Board'. The yew walk follows a path close to the railway in a wooded area south of the pasture. The site is mostly managed by the City of London Corporation.

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Yew trees at Riddlesdown SSSI:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
5233 Riddlesdown SSSI Notable No data available - view more info