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Ord Wood, Yorkshire - 4 ¾ acres, £41,800

Ord Wood

Ord Wood is growing on a sunny south west facing slope above Oughtibridge, close to Sheffield. A typical Yorkshire oak and birch woodland, there are also quite a number of large beech trees, sweet chestnut, willow and holly.

Ord Wood is part of Great Hollins and Beeley Wood which has a long history closely connected with the steel industry in the area. Ganister, a type of sandstone which was used to make fire bricks to line the local blast furnaces, was mined using the drift mine method. This practice ceased in the early 1900s. Looking further back, historical records suggest that monks from Ecclesfield Priory were permitted to graze their livestock in the woodland as early as 1161.

Signs of working history can be found in Ord Wood, such as characterful coppiced oaks, now quite mature and some earthworks from ganister mining. Another attractive feature is the old stone wall which forms the lower boundary with the railway line.

Self seeded young trees are plentiful and growing very well in the wood, providing succession and the future. During the autumn acorns abound and squirrels help to plant a good seed bank for the next generation of trees that will spring up wherever there is space. The woodland floor, strewn with grit-stone boulders, also has patches of bilberry mixed with ferns, bracken, bluebells and mosses.

Birdlife abounds too; all three species of woodpecker have been sighted in the area and buzzards can be heard overhead. Evidence of badger activity is apparent throughout the wood.

The wood may be accessed from Oughtibridge Lane along a shared track up to the wood and along the north-eastern boundary. It’s possible to pull a vehicle off the track here next to the ‘woodland for sale’ sign. Within the wood there is good internal access as the ground level is quite clear. Purchasers will have a key to the shared access gate.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

  • Price: £41,800 Freehold
  • Location: Oughtibridge, near Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Size: 4 ¾ acres for sale


The boundaries are indicated with pink markings. The north west and south east boundarys are marked on posts . The south west boundary is marked on trees and the stone wall and the north eastern boundary has markings on trees beside the track.

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OS Landranger: OS No 110
Grid ref: SK 317 925
Nearest post code: S35 0HN



On foot: from Sheffield it's a convenient bus or tram ride. There's a footpath from the Middlewood stop.

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The access track is by the small 'For Sale' sign and opposite the white Shimrod industrial buildings and next to the red-topped marker post at the lower end of the conifer hedge.

note: to view a picture of the road entrance please use S35 0HN in google maps and select street view. Also see the entrance picture in the photos section.


The boundaries are indicated with pink markings. The north west and south east boundarys are marked on posts . The south west boundary is marked on trees and the stone wall and the north eastern boundary has markings on trees beside the track.

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