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Inches Wood, Small Dole, West Sussex. 6.35 acres of wonderful Ancient Woodland with a mix of broadleaves, presenting recreational possibilities, 8 miles northwest of Brighton. £113,000 (freehold) [#S2067]


A good mix of mature oak, ash and hazel coppice on the fringes of the South Downs National Park, 4 miles from the delightful village of Henfield.


West Sussex


6.35 acres




£113,000 (freehold)

Nearest Postcode

BN5 9XL (This is for the local area, not specific to the woodland).


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Ordnance Survey Grid References

OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 198

  • Roadside gate (point A): TQ 215 115
  • Centre of wood:  TQ 219 121


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Part of a wider gated woodland known as Tottington Wood, Inches Wood is situated in rural West Sussex a short distance from the village of Small Dole and is accessed along a track.

The woodland is sited largely over level loamy clay soils with gentle undulations in areas and contains a mature canopy of oak standards (many of which are of excellent quality) along with ash and birch with a dash of willow. Within the shrub layer below you will find abundant hazel coppice, an example of a traditional management practice that can be traced back to 4000 B.C., meeting rural needs during the Bronze, Roman and Saxon periods. In conjunction with the large oak stems found here, this woodland would generally be classed as a ‘coppice with standards’ silvicultural system. In addition to the hazel, hawthorn, holly, box and regenerating ash thickets are also present throughout. Come warmer months the ground layer is brimming with colourful Ancient Woodland indicators such as bluebells, wood anemones, common dog violet, blackberry and fragrant honeysuckle, all relished by our essential pollinators.

An open area towards the west of Inches Wood presents some excellent camping spots for a new proprietor, perhaps also taking in some stargazing if clear skies prevail. Some logs for the home hearth could certainly be yielded too.

Feathered visitors comprise greenfinch, treecreeper, woodpecker, owl and frequent congenial songsters. Woodland mammals include deer (roe and fallow), wood mouse, badger, hare and fox.

If It Were Mine

An ash or two would be felled for fuel at home, perhaps also supplemented by larger fallen deadwood. Overnights here during summer are a tantalising thought; I would consider strimming back the bramble a little in the open area. Some of the hazel could provide many uses - bean poles, fencing hurdles and charcoal come to mind.

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

  • Travelling east from Worthing, continue along the A27 and take the A283 north on the River Adur bridge and flyover, sign posted to Steyning, Henfield and Horsham.
  • Continue north along the A283 passing Shoreham Works cement works on the right.
  • After 2.7 miles take the second exit at the roundabout, sign posted to Henfield, Small Dole and Upper Beeding and continue on the A2037 passing Beeding Court Business Park on the left.
  • After 0.4 miles, take the second exit right at the Rising Sun pub and roundabout and continue along the A2037 towards Henfield and Small Dole, passing Steyning Grammar School just after.
  • After 1.4 miles (from the Rising Sun pub), turn right at the fork junction sign posted for Edburton and Fulking.
  • Continue along Edburton Road for 485 metres and you will arrive at some large farm buildings, steel fencing and gate on the left, with a black Tottington Manor Farm sign attached (point A).
  • If you go past the brown ‘South Downs National Park’ sign and reach the flags, you have gone too far.
  • Please park in a safe place not obstructing any access or traffic.
  • Continue on foot between the steel fences and farm buildings along the concrete track, baring sharply right after 75 metres (please take care as this is a busy working farm with livestock).
  • Continue along the concrete track passing further flint farm buildings, the concrete will change to tarmac shortly after.
  • Continue along the tarmac track with agricultural fencing and fields either side.
  • After 215 metres, continue past the red brick and slate residential houses on the right and along onto the stone track ahead.
  • One hundred and sixty five metres beyond the houses, you will arrive at a locked wooden five bar gate (point B), continue through the pedestrian gate to the right, passing under the power line just after.  
  • Continue along down and then up the track passing a junction on the right and then one on the left.
  • After 190 metres you will arrive at the woodland on the right (point C), indicated by our Woods4Sale board on a tree.


All four of the boundaries are the inside edges of the tracks, indicated by red paint on occasional trees, at times at the top of earth banks.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.

Mineral Rights

The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.

Rights Of Way

  • There is a right of way granted for all times and all purposes over the route ABCDEF and CF.
  • There are no public rights of way within this woodland.
  • A maintenance clause covers all the shared rights of way with liability according to use.

Fencing Liabilities

There are no known fencing obligations.

Restrictive Covenants

There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.

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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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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.

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Jubilee Chapel
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Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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