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  Themes Homepage > Britwell > Cocksherd Bluebell Wood, Britwell. May 2007
   
Cocksherd Bluebell Wood, Britwell. May 2007
 
   
Cocksherd Bluebell Wood, Britwell. May 2007
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Brief Description: The start of the path through Cocksherd Bluebell Wood.
Subject Date: May 2007
Creator: Jamie Dobson
Owner: Slough Library
Contributor: Slough Library
 
Full Description: Cocksherd Bluebell Wood appears to be ancient woodland. The oldest semi-detailed map we have a copy of is Jefferys Map of Buckinghamshire which is dated 1766-68. Jeffery shows woodland in the same area that Cocksherd is located today. Bryant’s map of 1824 shows woodland of the same shape and location as Cocksherd. The first record of the name that we have is on the 1876 Ordnance Survey map. Though the earliest reference we have to the woodland is 1766-68, it may be quite a lot older. The Victoria County History does say that the parish of Burnham (which the wood traditionally sits in) has been remarkably well wooded over the centuries. The eleventh century Doomsday Book says that the parish had enough woodland to feed 600 swine and supply shares for the plough. In 1340 there was 300 acres of uncultivated woodland in the north of the parish and the amount of woodland was given as a reason why the parish was so poor. During the 1950s the woodland was bought by the London County Council (LCC) as part of the Britwell development, though only a very small part of the woodland was used for building land. The woodland may have been part of Lynch Hill Farm before being bought by the LCC. The site is now owned by Slough Borough Council and, by 2007, a lot of work in the woodland is now done by the Evergreen 2000 Trust.
 
Place: Slough ; Britwell ; Cocksherd Bluebell Wood
Subject: Cocksherd Bluebell Wood ; Woodlands ; Parks ; Ancient Woodland
Content Type: Photo digital colour
Local Ref: sld2050
Unique ID: sl-sl-sld2050_cocksherdwoods-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Slough Library
 
 
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