Inventory Site Record

High Broom Wood

High Broom Wood (Bromley)

Brief Description

High Broom Wood is a linear area of ancient woodland with the River Beck running north/south at the bottom of steep sided banks. Most of the trees are semi-mature having a scrub and bramble understorey. Paths, which in places have traces of metaling, meander through the woods. Occasional open spaces are largely overgrown. There is rich plant life here with a number of rare wetland plants growing. Trees on the higher land include sweet chestnut, oak coppice and birch with alder lower down.

Practical Information
Site location:
St David’s Close, West Wickham
Postcode:
BR4 0QZ
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Bromley
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Occasional nature walks organised by Park Rangers
Public transport:
Rail: West Wickham, Eden Park. Bus: 119, 194, 198, 356, 358, 494.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2006
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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ375667 (537580,166650)
Size in hectares:
c2
Site ownership:
LB Bromley
Site management:
Leisure Services
Date(s):
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
Yes
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Urban open space

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