New Frith Wood - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £150,000 - Freehold
Size: About 15½ acres

Location: Pluckley, near Ashford, Kent
OS Landranger: 88
Grid ref: TQ 896 449
Nearest post code: TN27 0SY

Contact: Ben Williamson
Phone: 07958 213 914
Email: [email protected]

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Ancient and semi-natural woodland, New Frith Wood has the woodland flowers and trees to support this designation. Mostly level it is served by two boundary tracks and two internal tracks.  A sizeable stream runs through the north side, usually all season but its flow does cease in very dry summers. The word Frith is old English roughly translates as "peace, protection, safety and security". It is peaceful being set well back from the Smarden Road and adjacent to the open grazed fields of Woodlands Farm to the west.

The coppice is of varying ages, principally hornbeam but accompanied by the usual companions of hazel, hawthorn, birch and aspen; above these are the mature oaks with wide-spreading branches forming a high canopy sheltering the ground below. A truly beautiful and diverse woodland, tons of firewood, lots of wildlife and plentiful supply of timber. Something for everyone. There is an article 4 direction on the wood which limits some permitted developments, details are available on request. This designation does not affect normal forestry use and management.

During the last war all the woodlands in this area would have contributed their cover to hide preparations for invasions, Italian prisoners of war were put to work digging drainage ditches. Some of the earthworks are much older dating from medieval times when banks and ditches were formed to delineate boundaries. Some history is described here and here.  The wood straddles the two parishes of Pluckley and Smarden. The wood is designated as a LWS, details are here and all the woods in this location are covered by an article iv.

Access  is off the public highway and along a woodland track.

Full-scale   Click here  to download and print a map showing the location of New Frith Wood.

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 or tablet. Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception.

Maps are : © Crown copyright and database rights 2020 OS Licence no.100057987

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New Frith Wood, just west of Pluckley is about 20 mins from Ashford.

For Satnav: the nearest postcode is TN27 0SY as shown by the red dot on the maps. Coordinates for your satnav are N51.17228, E0.72130.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions  enter your own postcode and click on the "Go" box. This will take you to the roadside gate where you can park. 

These will take you to the junction of Greenhill Lane and the Smarden Road where there is a grassy triangle. The entrance to the woodland track will be seen, walk round the side if the metal barrier is down and continue along the track, cross the stream and New Frith Wood will be seen ahead and to the left.



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.