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High Wood, Dunmow
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Old gatehouse at High Wood, Gt. Dunmow, Essex - - 241537.jpg
The ruined gatehouse to High Wood
Area of Search Essex
Interest Biological
Area 41.5 hectares
Notification 1986
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High Wood, Dunmow is a 41.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Great Dunmow in Essex. The local planning authority is Uttlesford District Council.

The site on boulder clay and loess has areas of wet ash and maple woodland, and others of pedunculate oak and hornbeam. Some areas are ancient woodland. There is a diverse layer of ground flora, such as dog's mercury and primrose, while damp woodland rides provide additional habitat for birds and invertebrates.

The site is private land with no public access.

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