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Therfield
Therfield
Heath is a biological Site of Special
Special
Scientific Interest[1][2] and Local Nature Reserve[3][4] on the chalk escarpment just north of Therfield, Hertfordshire; since it lies south-west of the town of Royston it is also known locally as Royston Heath. The Heath is a common on which sheep are still regularly grazed. The site offers views towards the north, over the valley of the Cam as far as Cambridge. The heath contains a long barrow, thought to be neolithic, and several bronze age round barrows, all of which English Heritage
English Heritage
classes as scheduled ancient monuments. The round barrow cemetery is the largest known example of its type in Hertfordshire.[5][6] Therfield
Therfield
heath was reportedly favoured by King James I
James I
as a hunting ground.[7] The highest point of the Heath is Therfield
Therfield
Hill. This top reaches 168 m (551 ft), the highest point for twelve miles in every direction with a relative height of about 72 m. The top is crowned by a water tower. Church Hill has many rare pasqueflowers, which flower in early spring.[3] The Heath can be accessed from Baldock Road.

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Therfield
Heath.

References[edit]

^ " Therfield
Therfield
Heath citation" (PDF). Sites of Special
Special
Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ "Map of Therfield
Therfield
Heath". Sites of Special
Special
Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ a b " Therfield
Therfield
Heath". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ "Map of Therfield
Therfield
Heath". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 26 July 2013.  ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1010428)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 January 2016.  ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1010431)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 January 2016.  ^ "A History of the County of Hertford". 

Coordinates: 52°02′32″N 0°03′18″W / 52.0423°N 0.05491°W / 52.0423; -0.05491

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Sites of Special
Special
Scientific Interest in Hertfordshire

Biological

Aldbury Nowers Alpine Meadow Amwell Quarry Ashridge Commons and Woods Ashwell Springs Benington High Wood Blagrove Common Bricket Wood Common Croxley Common Moor Frogmore Meadows Great Hormead Park Hertford Heath Hunsdon Mead Knebworth Woods Moor Hall Meadows Northaw Great Wood Oddy Hill and Tring Park Patmore Heath Plashes Wood Redwell Wood Roughdown Common Rye Meads Sarratt Bottom Sawbridgeworth Marsh Sherrardspark Wood Tewinbury Therfield
Therfield
Heath Thorley Flood Pound Tring Reservoirs Tring Woodlands Turnford and Cheshunt Pits Wain Wood Water End Swallow Holes Whippendell Wood Wormley-Hoddesdonpark Wood North Wormley-Hoddesdonpark Wood South

Geological

Castle Lime Works Quarry Downfield Pit, Westmill Hillcollins Pit Little Heath Pit Moor Mill Quarry, West Oughtonhead Lane Westwood Quarry

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Local Nature Reserves in Hertfordshire

Broxbourne

Cheshunt Park Top Field and Cozens Grove

Dacorum

Howe Grove Wood Shrubhill Common

East Hertfordshire

Waterford Heath

Hertsmere

Fisher's Field Furzefield Wood and Lower Halfpenny Hilfield Park Reservoir

North Hertfordshire

Ivel Springs Norton Common Oughtonhead Common Purwell Meadows Therfield
Therfield
Heath Weston Hills

St Albans

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Three Rivers

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Watford

Albans Wood Cassiobury Park Garston Park Harebreaks Wood The Lairage Land

Welwyn Hatfield

The Commons Danesbury Park Howe Dell Mardley Heath Northaw Great Wood
Northaw Great Wood
Country Park Oxleys Wood Sherrardspark Wood Singlers Marsh Stanborough Reedmarsh

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