Thundridge Parish Council

Serving the people of Thundridge, High Cross & Wadesmill

Clerk: Colin Marks
Cedar Beth-El, 17 Park Lane
Puckeridge SG11 1RL

Tel: 01920821684

Woodlands

There are a number of woodlands in the surrounding area with rights of way through them.

Youngsbury Estate

Brief description of site

Youngsbury has an mid-18th-century landscape park and woodland covering about 56 hectares. The gardens around the house occupy about four hectares, including 16th- and 18th-century walled gardens.

Brief history of site

In around 1745, David Poole built a new mansion at some distance north of the old one, which was demolished. During the 1760s, or possibly earlier, Lancelot Brown produced a design for the park.

Mature trees include Oak, Walnut, Horse Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut and more recent Cedar. The old church tower to the south is frequently visible as an 'eyecatcher'.