SITE 227 THORNEY WONG

OS REF:SK58281207

Date: 5th November 2005

We were looking at this site as part of our project plotting the route of Thomas Babington's Carriageway (Site 222) from The Temple to the old A6. I took the opportunity on a nice day to photograph the trees before a return visit to measure them.

This is now an odd-shaped field with one boundary as the perimeter of the Rothley Park Golf Course, one fronting the Bridle Road and the other the boundary hedge with Site 224 Dyehouse Close. The top of this 'triangle' is where the carriageway swung left into Site 223 Short Browns Ward.

There is a good collection of oaks. One of which qualifies as Ancient Tree 541 but all have been recorded as they are of historic value lining the carriageway.

March 1st 2006

I went to the site and measured all the trees. There are 9 with one being Ash and the others all Oak. Although I took more photographs I used the one taken in November with their leaves still on.

538 58291203 Oak 2.8 227 Thorney Wong

539 58261204 Oak 1.9 227 Thorney Wong

540 58281205 Oak 2.1 227 Thorney Wong

541 58251205 Oak 3.9 227 Thorney Wong

542 58281208 Oak 3.3 227 Thorney Wong

543 58281207 Ash 2.7 227 Thorney Wong

544 58221206 Oak 3.2 227 Thorney Wong

545 58201205 Oak 3.3 227 Thorney Wong

546 58221206 Oak 2.4 227 Thorney Wong

Site 227 Working diagram of trees. November 2005

Site 227 From Site 222 Thomas Babingtons Carriageway. May 2010

Site 227 Looking into Thorney Wong from the Bridle Road. March 2006

Site 227 Looking into Thorney Wong from the Bridle Road. March 2006

Site 227 From the Bridle Road. March 2006

Site 227 Tree 538 (left) and Tree 540 (right) November 2005

Site 227 Trees 539, 540, 538 and 543 (right). March 2006

Site 227 Tree 539. November 2005

Site 227 Tree 540. November 2005

Site 227 Tree 541. November 2005

Site 227 Tree 542. November 2005

Site 227 Tree 543. November 2005

Site 227 Tree 544 on the right. November 2005

Site 227 Tree 545 (left) and Tree 546 (centre. Looking to Bridle Road and driveway to Southfield Farm. March 2006

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