Click Hedgerow Number to got to Hedgerow notes
1979 and 1984 Patricia Ryan and Elaine Cook walked along the Lofts Farm hedges
and recorded the species. The hedges were numbered according to the order in
which they were surveyed. Each hedge number was marked on an A4 size Lofts Farm
Project – 1978 Plot of Crop Marks plan. As the hedges were paced out the
species were recorded in a notebook. It is understood that species were recorded
as a number of paces. Gaps in the hedge were recorded in the same way. Scans of
the original plan and notebook pages are included in this archive.
Although the original data
does have some minor inconsistencies the majority of the record appears to be
valid. The main inconsistency relates to the use of the letter E in the notes.
It is designated as Elderberry on the first page but later it may have been used
for Elm. Elder is also used later in the book. I have chosen to just use
Elderberry where there is doubt.
No attempt at hedgerow
dating is made in this archive.
All the hedge notes have
been interpreted and entered into a
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
. This allows the data to be presented in more readable
An “htm” version of the spreadsheet
is linked here as well as a copy of the
original Excel file. Data is presented in separate “Worksheets” which can be
navigated via the “Tabs” at the bottom of each page. A
sheet shows all the species for each hedge. Use the
sheet to see where the various species occurred. On
….. sheets each species and gap is assigned a value to enable
a percentage to be automatically calculated for each hedge length.