Lambridge Cross Wood, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. 0.87 acres of lofty broadleaf woodland with recreational possibilities. £16,500 (freehold) [#S2110]
A petite but beautiful mixture of beech, oak and cherry in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, situated between the M40 and M4 motorways.
RG9 4RZ (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).
Centre of wood: ///dripping.drizzly.reporters
Ordnance Survey Grid References
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 175
- Point A: SU 732 844
- Centre of wood: SU 732 844
Separated from a wider woodland by a rural lane, Lambridge Cross Wood is situated a short distance northwest from the historical riverside town of Henley-on-Thames.
Located over principally level chalky and flinty loams, its mature canopy comprises lofty beech, oak and ash with a fairly open understory. The shrub layer towards the narrower northern area of the wood contains holly, hazel coppice and regenerating beech - beech seedlings grow successfully under shaded tree canopy and historically the timber was widely used to service the once busy Chiltern’s furniture industry. Come warmer months the ground layer becomes a patchwork of colourful flora that include bluebell, primrose, honeysuckle, woodland grasses and blackberry.
An area to the south is designated as Ancient Woodland, and a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) covers the wider woodland to the east. A number of interesting undulations and hollows perhaps offer clues to historical flint mining of bygone times. Beautiful far reaching countryside views can be enjoyed from the western boundary.
Of notable historic interest, Greys Court estate lying to the south dates back to the Domesday Book with the woodland perhaps once being part of the estate. The estate was established in 1346 by Sir John de Grey who was one of the founding knights of the Garter. It is now looked after by The National Trust.
Deer (muntjac, fallow and roe), badger, hare, fox and wood mouse make up the woodland mammals within Lambridge Cross Wood and the wider surrounding area. Feathered guests include owl, buzzard, skylark, green woodpecker and many harmonious songsters.
If It Were Mine
I would certainly put a bench or two somewhere near the western boundary to sit and enjoy this lovely rural spot, one would almost certainly see some visiting wildlife. Overnight stays could be a consideration. Possibly a beech stem could be chosen to provide some fuel for the hearth. The gated and fenced enclosure already in situ is a handy location for bushcraft activities and log storage.
Please remember some management operations require approval and/or a licence.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Henley on Thames, head northwest out of the town along the A4130 towards Wallingford and Oxford (the road will become a dual carriageway once you have left Henley on Thames).
- About half a mile after the beginning of the dual carriageway you will pass a layby on the left and a brown sign for Greys Court National Trust at the layby’s exit point.
- Fifty metres beyond the brown sign, turn left onto the single carriageway lane which has an ‘unsuitable for HGVs’ sign.
- Continue up and along this lane with woodland on the left and a rail fence with fields beyond on the right.
- After 0.2 miles you will arrive at a junction, also with a residential driveway on the right and a public bridleway track on the left, continue straight ahead along the lane and the woodland is on the right (point A on the plan below), just beyond the junction.
- The western boundary is the agricultural fence with fields beyond.
- The eastern boundary is the eastern edge of the council road.
- The southwestern boundary is indicated by yellow paint on occasional wooden posts and trees.
- The short northern boundary is indicated by blue paint on occasional trees.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
The council road along the eastern boundary is a public right of way, however there are no public rights of way within the woodland itself, west of the council road.
There are no known fencing obligations.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market (please ensure you have funds in place before doing this):
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- Please confirm how you will be funding the purchase and that you have cleared funds available
- The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)
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Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. We cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the land.