140B FIELD BETWEEN DONKEY FIELD AND RECREATION GROUND

OS REF:SK583124

FIELD

FIELD 1 BETWEEN DONKEY FIELD AND RECREATION GROUND

SITE 140B

Wednesday 15th August 2001

Weather: Very hot and very sunny

Observers: Marion Vincent and Janice Verity

Location: Field, owner unknown, located between the Donkey Field and Recreation Field, Town Green Street, Rothley, Leicester

OS Reference SK583124

NB As the owner is as yet unknown we only looked at the vegetation by the side of the Rothley Brook as access is from the flood embankment.

This field has four boundaries:

A very overgrown hedge fronting Town Green Street.

A very overgrown hedge on the boundary with the Donkey Field.

A very overgrown boundary with the Recreation Field.

The Rothley Brook.

Vegetation on Rothley Brook banks:

Elder Sambucus niger

Hawthorn Crataegus monognya

Ivy Hedera helix

Ash trees Fraxinus excelsior

Nipplewort Lapsana communis

Herb Bennet Geum urbanum

White Deadnettle Lamium album

Stinging Nettle Urtica Dioica

Alder tree Alnus glutinosa

Hedge Woundwort Stachys sylvatica

Common Cleavers Galium alparine

Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare

Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium

Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium

Great Willowherb Epilobium hirsutum

Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Dragonflies:

Brown Hawker

Amphibians

Frog (young)

Butterflies:

Holly Blue

Thursday 23rd August 2001

Called in to the Rothley Parish Council Office and asked about the land I have called Field 1 and ownership. Advised the Rothley Temple Estates would need to be approached for permission to visit. I also asked about the rather untidy piece of land to the back of the Recreation Ground next to Field 1 and what could be done to improve it for the public. Advised by the Clerk to the Council that there was talk of trying to swap the Recreation Ground with Field 1 to create a larger piece of ground as it could be linked to the Donkey Field.

This is very much in the future but it could make sense to plot the hedgerows and any mature trees on Field 1 to ensure their survival.

Site 140B Looking from Town Green Street to Rothley Brook and Brookfield Farm. 2000

Site 140B Field betwenn Donkey Field Site 140A and Recreation Ground Site 140C. Looking from Rothley Brook floodbank to Town Green Street. 2001

FIELD BETWEEN DONKEY FIELD AND RECREATION GROUND IN 2013

Looking from Town Green Street to Rothley Brook. April 2013

Looking from the flood bank to Town Green Street. April 2013

Looking from the flood bank over Site 140B with Site 140A Donkey Field to the right. April 2013

From the flood bank with Site 140B to the left and Rothley Brook to the right. April 2013

In 2016 permission was being sought by the owner to build stables on the land and to widen the access.

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