Miry Greaves Shrogg and Hob Royd Shrogg, Denby Dale, Kirklees, West Yorkshire. A mature mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland with an attractive stream. 8.5 acres for £59,000 (freehold) [#E914]
A delightful and intriguing mixed woodland with beech, oak and larch. Benefiting from an internal track and a decent quantity of mature standing timber.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 110.
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: SE 240 096.
- Centre of wood: SE 238 097.
Nearest postcode: HD8 8SZ.
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.
Formerly part of the Bagden Hall Estate, the residence of local mill owners the Norton family, Miry Greaves Shrogg and Hob Royd Shrogg is a very attractive woodland with a number of historical remnants. Of particular note is Thorpe Dike, a free-flowing tributary of the River Dearne that wends its way through the wood.
An expert in landscape history recently visited the wood, finding evidence of numerous charcoal burning sites and an area where the dike had been enlarged and dammed to soak oak bark used by local tanners. Documents in the Spencer Stanhope collection, dated 1657, show details of the sale of the woods, passing from Edward Hyde of Northbury, who became Lord Chancellor to King Charles II, to the Oxley family, who later became the Lords of Skelmanthorpe Manor.
Having been actively managed in the recent past, there is an internal track and also a turning/timber stacking area. We are informed that this track was once hard surfaced and could potentially be reinstated if required. This is useful for ongoing management of the wood, particularly should a new owner wish to fell any standing timber.
Towards the northwest on the lower ground, there is a combination of mature sycamore, poplar and remarkably, stools of small leaved lime. Larch, Scots pine, beech and oak populate the upper banks of this attractive woodland dell area. Thorpe Dike snakes through the property with woody debris creating small pool areas, fringed with an understorey of holly, hazel and the occasional elder shrub. These small pools are of importance to the ecology and hydrology of this riparian habitat.
Heading southeast, the track inclines, passing historic walled field boundaries and an area of younger mixed broadleaf mainly oak and birch, arriving at an enchanting stand of mature beech and oak. With a sunny southwest aspect, there are pleasant views of rolling countryside beyond. A number of high quality oak and beech trees, many of which must be reaching 200 years, stand in this area over holly of significant size. There are also larch, birch and well-established younger oaks here. This historic woodland has much to offer and makes an attractive option to any aspiring woods-folk.
If It Were Mine
This excellent property has both amenity and small-scale commercial potential. A light thinning of the conifer and sycamore would yield a decent quantity of timber, possibly for the firewood market. Some careful respacing of the younger trees would be of benefit. There is the right to stack timber in the fields to the southwest.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
To View This Woodland
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From the M1 motorway heading north take junction 38 take the second exit signposted Huddersfield A637.
- Continue for a mile passing the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on your left and at the roundabout take the first exit along the A636.
- Continue for 4 miles through the village of Scisset, and past a turning on the left for Bagden Hall.
- In a few hundred metres you will see our ‘Woods4Sale’ sign on the right.
- Park in a suitable place and walk up the track until you see wooden posts with green paint and our sign ahead.
- Miry Greaves Shrogg and Hob Royd Shrogg is ahead.
- The northeast boundary is marked by wooden posts with green paint.
- Part of the southwest boundary is the edge of the stream.
- The eastern boundary is marked by an old stone wall and wooden posts with green paint.
- All other boundaries are fenced.
The woodland comes with the benefit of full sporting rights.
The mineral rights are not included.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way from the road to the woodland boundary at all times and for all purposes marked AB on the plan.
- There are no public rights of way within the wood.
There is a fencing obligation between points CD on the plan.
Tree Preservation Order
The property comes under a tree preservation order (TPO) which covers the local area. A TPO does not prevent felling or other woodland management but does require the consent of the Local Planning Authority.
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.
This property is being sold on a Fixed Price basis. Once you have decided that you want to buy a woodland, you need to confirm this with us as soon as possible. Our policy is not to negotiate on price. The advertised price is the sales price. However, once you have written to us confirming that you want to buy a woodland, we will take the woodland off the market and we will not accept any other offer.
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.