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The Wood That Built London: White Horse Wood

Located on Grange Road between Thornton Heath and Upper Norwood, Grangewood Park (Ross Road, London SE25 6TW, TQ330687) is an 11.2-hectare survival of White Horse Wood. It is a public park, with the usual amenities such as ornamental gardens, sports facilities and a children’s playground, but also includes extensive stands of mature oak. Much of the area beneath the trees is mown regularly, so there is little understorey, but in one fenced-off area bramble, bracken and furze have been left to grow, along with butcher’s-broom, wood anemone, dog’s mercury and English bluebell, while the steep bank beside Grange Road is carpeted with daffodils in spring.

From The Wood That Built London by C.J. Schüler

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C.J. Schüler

C.J. Schüler