08 Oct 2015
City of London has commissioned Place Services to research and prepare a Conservation Statement for its Deer Sanctuary in Epping Forest, which is home to around 140 fallow deer. The deer are mentioned specifically in the Epping Forest Act as animals that need protecting. Constructed in 1959, when 12 acres of land were fenced off, it offers a safe place to graze for the forest's deer. The land was formerly part of the estate of nearby Birch Hall. The Conservation Statement will research the heritage importance of the land within the sanctury, and make recommendations for its future management that will help to retain the significance of its surviving historic features.