LWS including hedgerow
13 North Wood
27 Carlton Marsh
30 Short wood and Hay Green
33 Red Brook Pastures
57 Swaithe Flood Meadows
58 Wool Greaves Meadows
LWS including species-rich hedgerow
32 Hood Green Pastures
44 Black Lane Hedgerows, Tankersley
Hedgerows and Local Wildlife Sites
The LWS selection criteria on the basis of the hedgerow itself are:
See also criteria for priority habitat in favourable condition on conservation page.
Ancient, species-rich hedgerows are most likely to be found in the medieval field systems enclosed from woodland or commons before the parliamentary enclosure acts.
In Barnsley these field systems may be found in between High Hoyland and Pilley; near Ingbirchworth; north of Penistone; and near Langsett, Darton, Darfield, Grimethorpe, Hoyland and Great Houghton.
21 important hedgerows have been identified in Barnsley: 13 species-rich old lanes, six species-rich hedgerows and two hedgerow banks. Only one, Black Lane, has LWS status as a hedgerow.
Map to follow