ⓘ Norsey Wood is a 67.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Billericay, Essex. It is also a Local Nature Reserve and a Scheduled Monument. T ..

                                     

ⓘ Norsey Wood

Norsey Wood is a 67.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Billericay, Essex. It is also a Local Nature Reserve and a Scheduled Monument.

The site is ancient oak woodland on acid soil which has been converted to mixed sweet chestnut coppice. Bluebell, bracken and bramble are dominant on the ground layer, but there are sphagnum mosses sphagnum palustre and Sphagnum cuspidatum in acidic flushes, and the rare water violet in one of the four ponds. There are nine species of dragonfly. Archaeolocal features include a Bronze Age bowl barrow, Iron Age and Roman cemeteries, and a medieval deer bank.

There is a Forest nursery school based on the outside of the woods with access to the woods for the children, toilets, a car park and a trail. There is access from Outwood Common Road, Break Egg Hill, Norsey Close, Deerbank and Norsey Road.

                                     
  • Essex rebels adjacent to a wood north - east of Billericay, part of the Peasants Revolt. This is likely to have been Norsey Wood which maps of 1593 show to
  • Multi - period site at Norsey Wood Historic England. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016. Norsey Wood citation PDF
  • earliest records of human occupation of Billericay are the burial mounds in Norsey Wood evidence of occupation in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Evidence of Roman
  • Multi - period site at Norsey Wood Historic England. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016. Norsey Wood citation PDF
  • Hadleigh Woods Hockley Woods Hatfield Forest Nevendon Bushes Norsey Woods 11.2 of the land area of Gloucestershire is woodland. Forest of Dean Lower Woods Bluebell