Hatfield Forest species data held by…

Occurrence dataset published by National Trust

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Hatfield Forest species data held by The National Trust.


Hatfield Forest is a SSSI and NNR of over 400 ha. It has been owned by The National Trust since 1924. Records in this dataset have been submitted to The National Trust property or come from literature. The majority of the data were collected by staff, volunteers and from visiting experts.


The data were, and continue to be, acquired to compile the species list of Hatfield Forest. Species data are also used to assess the conservation status of the property and the effects of changes in the site management or environment.

Temporal coverages

Date range: 01-Jan-1800 - 31-Dec-2016

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National Trust Heelis Kemble Drive SN2 2NA Swindon
Metadata author
National Trust Heelis Kemble Drive SN2 2NA Swindon
Administrative contact
Gordon Barker


Published by

National Trust

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Hosted by

National Biodiversity Network

Served by

NBN Atlas


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Metadata Documents

22,704 Georeferenced data

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The dataset is for the 424 hectares of land owned by The National Trust at Hatfield Forest, Essex (including Wall Wood, Woodside Green and some village greens).


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Quality control

The quality and depth of data held is variable between taxonomic groups. The vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, Coleoptera and fungi datasets are the best researched. Older data have not always been checked for current taxonomic splts or aggregations.

Method Steps

  1. The records include observations of species from fieldwork and submitted to The National Trust. The records are compiled from many sources and do not conform to any one method.