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Bovingdon Hall Woods
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Parkhall Wood
Area of Search Essex
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Interest Biological
Area 69.4 hectares
Notification 1986
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Bovingdon Hall Woods is a 69.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Braintree in Essex. It is composed of several woods, including Parkhall Wood, Bovingdon Wood, Shoulder of Mutton Wood, and Maid's Wood.

The site is coppice woodland of medieval origin on chalky boulder clay. It has unusual woodland types, such as small-leaved lime and plateau alder. Other trees include sessile and pedunculate oak, ash, maple and hornbeam, with occasional wild service tree. The understory has elder, hazel, field maple and hawthorn, while the ground flora is donated by bramble. There are many natural ponds and dells.

The site is private land with no public access.

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