Slender St John's Wort 1/15
Twisted hawthorn 2/15
Water mint by Elizabeth Dack 3/15
Yellow flag by Elizabeth Dack 4/15
Moschatel 5/15
Marsh woundwort 6/15
Female marsh harrier by Elizabeth Dack 7/15
Enchanter's Nightshade by Cornel Howells 8/15
Common blue damselfly 9/15
Male bullfinch by David Savory 10/15
Broad Buckler fern at Southrepps 11/15
Scouts pond at Southrepps 12/15
Frogs at Southrepps 13/15
Carr woodland on Southrepps School Common 14/15
School common 15/15

School Common , Southrepps (1194)

Set in mainly agricultural land on the south west edge of Lower Street in Southrepps, this site of 3.4 hectares, comprises a mixture of mixed native woodland and scrub growing on an undulating mosaic of dryer and wetter areas.

Much of the site was formerly open common land which has been colonized by woody plants over the last 60 years. It includes a pond, some swamp and carr (wet woodland), and is relatively rich in plant species (around 190) – including the lane-side verges which border the site on three sides.

The site forms part of a wildlife corridor which takes in to the south east a Special Site of Scientific Interest (Southrepps Common), County Wildlife Site 2169 (Mill Farm Meadow) and two open access commons (Bradfield Road Common and Mill Common).

The site is managed by Southrepps Commons Trust with the aim of maximising its wildlife and amenity potential, and includes a boardwalk, a picnic area, orienteering trail and play area.

Habitats: Broadleaf deciduous woodland, scrub, neutral and marshy  grassland

When to visit – To see moschatel (also known as Town Hall Clock) and other early woodland plants visit early in April, but to see the watermint, yellow flag iris and other carr woodland plants at their best make a later summer visit in July.

Associated Group -  Southrepps Commons Trust

Get involved? You can support the group by becoming a volunteer to help with the practical tasks on site.

Submit a wildlife sighting - Your wildlife records are important to us and we would love to know what wildlife you see when visiting this site. To submit a wildlife record for this site click here.

Website - Southrepps Commons Trust



Post code
NR11 8UG
Map reference
TG 258352
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