Ferrers Wood

Details for this wood

Guide price: £61,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5 acres

Location: Cock Clarks, near Maldon, Essex
OS Landranger: 183
Grid ref: TL 826 030
Nearest post code: CM3 6RG

Contact: Bob Liles
Phone: 07793 140 010
Email: [email protected]

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At the time of the Domesday survey of 1086 the manor of Purleigh in which Ferrers Wood is situated was held by Eustance 11, Count of Boulagne. The land was a mixture of pasture orchards and woodland and from the key indicator species found in Ferrers Wood such as orchids and bluebells it is likely that this was one of the wooded areas. This is a wonderful example of classic English broadleaf woodland.

After passing through the main woodland gate you travel about 200 hundred metres along a woodland ride until you reach a five bar gate on your left marked "Ferrers Wood".

The woodland is open with well-spaced mature trees made up mainly of oak and hornbeam with some holly, hawthorn and a single silver birch.  A lazy, slow-running stream marks this northern boundary. This woodland is ideal for informal family camping, conservation projects or just enjoying the wildlife. Deer visit the woodland and there are squirrels, woodpeckers and lots more.

Close by to the wood is the village of Cock Clarks. The Fox and Hounds pub is an excellent village pub which serves food to help sustain any tired woodlanders. Although close to the towns of Maldon and Chelmsford the area is remarkably "cut off" and is described in the modern Domesday Reloaded as "predominantly rural, the vast majority of land being given over to arable farming," a thousand years seemed to have changed little in this wood.

There is a covenant click here to read designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.

Please note, none of these woods are suitable for residential development, other uses such as summer camping may well be suitable.

Viewing: You are welcome to visit this wood by yourself, but please ensure that you have a copy of these sales details with you - many of our woodlands do not have mobile phone reception or internet access so we recommend either printing the details or downloading them to your phone/tablet/laptop. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

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Ferrers Wood is about 8 miles east of Chelmsford and about 3 miles south west of Maldon.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, entrance coordinates are already entered, and click on the "Directions" box. Park on the opposite side of the road and walk down the track to the right of the gate until reaching the entrance gate for the wood.

Satnav: the postcode CM3 6RG is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps. Coordinates for satnav are:  N51.694140, E0.636979

From Chelmsford follow the A414 through Danbury. At a mini roundabout carry straight across onto the B1010 signposted Purleigh. Take the next right signposted to Cocks Clark. This is Marlpitts Lane. Follow this road into Cock Clarks. At the public house the 'Fox & Hounds' take a left turn into Birchwood Road. Continue along this road until you come to a woodland on the left, and just after the woodlands sign is a gateway where you can pull in. There is also a layby on the opposite side of the road.

On the right side of the gate follow a track for 300 metres and you will find the entrance to Ferrers wood located on the left hand side of the track. The entrance is a 5 bar gate and the boundary of the wood is indicated by purple markings.


Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

Interested in this woodland? Get in touch with us:

Contact Bob Liles on 07793 140 010 or use the form below