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The Wood and Richard Jefferies Bird Sanctuary
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1992
Declaring Authority: Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 182 670
Location: Oakhill Grove, Surbiton. KT6
Owned by: Royal Borough of Kingston-upon- Thames
Managed by: Royal Borough of Kingston-upon- Thames & LWT
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Car: Oak Hill Grove just off the main A243 Upper Brighton Road
Rail: Surbiton.
Bus: 281, 406, 71, 465, K1
Visitor facilities: Unrestricted.
Bird sanctuary closed to public, (occasional open days)
What to see: The Woods was a large Victorian house with a lake and mixed woodland in the grounds.
A strong woodland bird community is represented here, including great spotted woodpecker and tawny owl. When the site was less overgrown, kestrels bred in boxes provided at the sanctuary.
Habitats: Ancient woodland.
Species include stag beetles.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
General Enquiries: 020 8547 5000
Email information@rbk.kingston.gov.uk
or
London Wildlife Trust
Tel:020 7261 0447
Email:enquiries@wildlondon.org.uk
Website address and other links: www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=KIN056
or try
www.wildlondon.org.uk
www.kingston.gov.uk
and search for The Woods and Richard Jefferies Bird Sanctuary
 
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