Size:

85.05 ha (210.16 acres)

Grid reference:

SU976270

Ebernoe Common is today conserved for its rich wildlife and habitats � wood pasture, ponds, streams and reclaimed farmland. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. At least half the reserve is ancient woodland and wood pasture and was originally used by commoners for grazing pigs and cattle that would feed on beech mast, acorns or in the meadows. Later iron working, charcoal burning and brick making took place. Ponds such as Furnace Pond, dating from 1594, were created to make pig iron for