A Survey of Warsop's Hedgerows

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Data From The Survey of Warsop’s Countryside Boundaries

Data acquired from field surveys

  Number Total length (km) Total length (miles)
All surveyed boundaries 1402 249.751 156.1
 
Hedge (including gaps) 766 148.659 92.9
Fence 144 21.874 13.7
Wall 41 6.261 3.9
 
Boundary gone, or other features* 451 72.957 45.6

*’Other features’ include woodland edge, boundaries within woodland, scrub or lines of ditches.

Total hedge length deducting any gaps Percentage of total length of hedgerows that contains plants
112.760km 75.85%

 

Hedgerow Feature Number of hedges Percentage of all hedges
Contains standard tree(s) 177 23.1%
Has been laid 237 30.9%
Has been clipped or flailed 544 71.0%
Overgrown 136 17.8%

 

Analysis of Hedgerow dimensions
  Mean Median
Average hedgerow height 2.1m 1.8m
Average hedgerow width 1.3m 1.2m

Height of Surveyed Hedgerows
Height of Surveyed Hedgerows

 

Width of Surveyed Hedgerows

Width of Surveyed Hedgerows

Data collected for all boundaries
The 1402 records in our database each contains these fields.
Boundary Type Is Hedge Overgrown?
Standard Trees Present? Is There a Hedgebank?
Hedge Height (metres) Adjacent Land Use (Side 1)
Hedge Width (metres) Adjacent Land Use (Side 2)
Length (metres) Comments
Has Hedge Been Laid? Start Point (10 figure Grid Ref)
Has Hedge Been Clipped Or Flailed? End Point (10 figure Grid Ref)

Data acquired from comparison of maps

When boundaries where created or lost
Boundaries indicated in 1835
New since 1835
New since 1976
Lost pre-1947
Lost 1947-1976
Lost since 1976
45.2%
4.3%
0.6%
32.5%
13.8%
3.6%
(figures given are percentages of all boundaries surveyed)

Reasons for loss of boundaries
  Lost to …
Arable
Pasture
Woodland
Pit
Industry
Housing
Other
Lost pre-1947
38.6%
2.3%
24.8%
14.9%
0.2%
16.0%
3.2%
Lost 1947-1976
55.1%
0.7%
2.5%
24.3%
0.0%
16.8%
0.5%
Lost since 1976
79.1%
0.0%
0.0%
19.6%
0.0%
0.0%
1.4%
 
Total lost
46.0%
1.7%
16.9%
17.9%
0.1%
15.1%
2.4%