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Barnet Gate Wood

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Barnet Gate Wood is a fragment of the ancient Forest of Middlesex, marked as such on John Rocque's map of 1754. Apart from woodland trees such as oak and hornbeam, and a few wild service trees, rhododendron is also present, probably planted in the C19th to provide cover for game. Banks created to prevent cattle straying into the wood are visible to the east and north. Footpaths lead through the wood to Moat Mount Open Space.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Hendon Wood Lane, Barnet Gate
Postcode: NW7
Type of site: Public Open Land 
Listed structures:
Borough: Barnet
Site ownership: LB Barnet
Site management: Leisure and Youth Services, Green Spaces Division
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Elstree & Boreham Wood then bus. Tube: High Barnet (Northern) then bus. Bus: 107, 292, 306, 797
Barnet Gate, undated postcard. Courtesy of Barnet Local Studies & Archives
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Jan Hewlett, Ian Yarham, David Curson, 'Nature Conservation in Barnet' (London Ecology Unit, 1997).
Grid ref: TQ215948
Size in hectares: 4.35
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Borough Importance II
Green Belt: Yes
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Local Park; Heritage Land (part)

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