Note that in most of these maps, I have included the (un-named) bridle path, footpaths and streams to give an indication of positioning.
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There are brief notes given with each of the maps.
To download maps as Portable Document Files (pdf) or Enhanced Metafile (emf), see the end of each section.
This map simply shows the wood outline, together with the bridleways, footpaths and streams, but with no names. It also shows the route of the electricity pylons.
Footpaths and Bridleways
The Bridleways and Footpaths are mainly named after various people who have either hepled in the acquisition of the wood or been involved in its management.
Streams and Ponds
The Streams (Brooks) are mainly named after various people who have either hepled in the acquisition of the wood or been involved in its management.
Coppiced areas (Coupes)
The coppiced areas are shown in yellow-green. Further information about each coupe is available through the Coupes page of the Pound Wood Site.
Topographical Map of Pound Wood
This map shows the major topographical features of Pound Wood, including woodbanks, streams, hollows and significant gradients. It should be seen in relation to the other maps since the outlines are not shown.
Woodbanks are the markers for ancient boundaried between ownerships. They are explained in the History page.
The origin of the various hollows in the wood are unclear. They may be the remains of digging to extract gravel. It has been suggested that the two hollows near the centre of the wood are WW II bomb craters.
Slopes are indicated where the topography is greater than the overall gentle slope of the wood.
Woodland Types within Pound Wood
The various colours correspond to major woodland types. Small patches of individual trees are represented as circles.
Contours, Soils and Geology
The three strata of underlying rock are approximately separated by the 50m and 60m contours. The lower levels, especially the Claygate beds, are overlain by ‘Head’ which is a mix of the Pebble Gravel and Bagshot deposits that has been eroded down to that level. The entire wood area has since been covered by a 1–2m layer of Loess, a fine silty, windblown deposit.
For more information, see the Geology section in the Physical page
About the Downloadable Maps
The link at the end of each section above allows you to download a Portable Document File (pdf) or an Extended MetaFile (emf) of the maps, suitable for printing or incorporating into word-processed reports, by right-clicking on the highlighted map name below, then selecting the Save Link As option (or the equivalent in your browser). Depending on your computer, it may also open the map in your default pdf reader.
Which version is best will depend on your computer and your word processor. I find that, using Word under Windows, that the EMF files are more flexible.
Note: If you wish to re-scale these maps in a document, then you should always use the corner handles to adjust the size. This will preserve the aspect ratio and avoid distortion.
Rackham, O. (1986) The Ancient Woodlands of England: The Woods of South-East Essex. Rochford District Council.