Worsbrough Wood, Worsbrough Village, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. 3.84 acres of mixed broadleaves for £19,500 (freehold) [#A911]
A range of broadleaved species of varying ages with road frontage on the edge of historic Worsbrough Village.
OS Landranger map: Sheet 111.
National grid ref: SE 351 029.
Nearest postcode: S70 5LN.
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
The wood lies on gently sloping ground on the edge of historic Worsbrough Village which dates back to the Doomsday Book. Worsbrough is now on the southern outskirts of Barnsley which is two miles to the north. The wood abuts Worsbrough Hall to the southwest and is variously surrounded by woods and fields to other compass points.
Worsbrough Wood lies on level to gently sloping ground with a northerly aspect. Much of the wood is fringed by mature trees including oak, sycamore and sweet chestnut. The trees within are generally younger ranging from perhaps 20-50 years of age. There is a sizeable area of young oak and a couple of small stands of silver birch. Other species present include elm and willow, giving a healthy diversity in the mix. There is a variety of woody shrubs and young regeneration especially in the northern part of the property. To the south where the stands are less densely stocked there are small open areas and the ground beneath the trees is largely given to grass.
The public road wraps round two sides of the wood with access via a drop kerb at the southeast corner of the property. This could easily link to the network of soft tracks that permeate the wood and which give access to all parts.
Thanks to its diverse age structure Worsbrough Wood could produce an indefinite small stream of firewood – plenty for a hearth or two. It also offers the opportunity for some silviculture on a modest scale as well as forming an attractive habitat for a range of birds. When we visited we noted tits, song thrushes and a nuthatch – there’ll be plenty more besides.
If you want an affordable property offering wood-fuel and an opportunity for a little woodland management for a range of outcomes then this is certainly worth a look.
If It Were Mine
I’d apply for a thinning licence from the Forestry Commission, and then begin a gentle harvest of firewood whilst aiming to maintain a varied age structure and species composition.
To View This Woodland
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- Worsbrough Village is on the south side of Barnsley.
- From junction 36 of the M1 head north on the A61 Sheffield Road signed for Barnsley.
- Continue on this road for 0.9 mile then turn right onto Worsbrough Road (signed for Worsbrough Village).
- After another 0.9 mile the road bends left round the corner of the wood (point D on the plan).
- There is space to park on hard standing on the outside of the bend.
- The north boundary (AB) is marked by a line of red-topped posts.
- The northeast boundary (BCD) is the edge of the public highway.
- The southeast boundary (DE) is the edge of the public highway.
- The southwest boundary (EF) is marked by a line of blue-topped posts and (FG) is a stone wall.
- The west boundary (GHA) is the derelict field-edge fence.
The sporting rights are included and are not let.
The mineral rights are included except where reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- Access to the wood is directly from the county road.
- There is a drop kerb at the southeast corner (D).
There are no known fencing liabilities.
Tree Preservation Order
Worsbrough Wood is the subject of a tree preservation order (TPO). A TPO does not prevent felling or other woodland management but does require the consent of the Local Planning Authority.
Third Party Rights:
A right of access is reserved for the purposes of maintaining the oil pipeline which runs under the wood approximately as per the dotted line CH on the plan.
Restrictive Covenants on this property prevent the construction of any buildings and further state that the land can only be used as agricultural or park land.
How To Buy
A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm that you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.
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Maps & Plans
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