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Tylers Common

69ac/28ha  

Grid ref: TQ 563 907 (click for o/s map)

Updated 25/08/2014


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Tylers Common is the last remaining sizeable piece of common land left in Havering. Its name derives from the brick and tile industry that exploited the clay deposits around here from Saxon times onwards.

Parts are kept open by grazing by horses and parts have been invaded by scrub and trees. In summer the grassland is full of wild flowers, including agrimony, birdsfoot trefoil and knapweed. It also has some rarer plants, including sneezewort (in the damp south-east corner) and dwarf gorse, indicative of its heathland past.

Skylarks and meadow pipits breed here. The mix of scrub, tall hedges and open grassland also attracts declining seed-eating birds including yellowhammers, linnets and bullfinches

Visiting

Between Nags Head Lane and Warley Road, within the triangle formed by the A127, A12 and M25 near Upminster.

Accessible at all times.

High summer for wild flowers and insects.


Photo © Andrew Cox