Brooke Churchyard

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    The church sits in the fork between Brooke Road and Main Street, in the centre of the village.

    The closest big road is the A6003 to the east, but the simplest route is via Brooke Road from the town of Oakham, keeping left at the fork and continuing into the village to the church.

    Limited roadside parking is available, but please be mindful of residents.

    No bus services stop in Brooke, with the closest stop being a 40-minute walk from the church, on Spey Drive in Oakham. However, Oakham is serviced by many bus routes. The information can be found here.

    https://bustimes.org/localities/oakham-rutland

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 5

    Description

    Three miles south-west of Oakham is the small village of Brooke, which is at the head of the River Gwash. St Peter's church dates to the 12th century, and, interestingly, appeared on film in the 2005 film adaption of Pride & Prejudice. The quaint churchyard is small with largely open grassy space, but features a variety of tree and plant species.

    Wildlife Highlights

    The churchyard supports the Pink Waxcap, which like most waxcaps are generally only found in old grassland.

    Status

    Churchyard

    Further Information

    https://www.leicestershirechurches.co.uk/brooke-church-st-peter/

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    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Nostoc commune26/10/2017roy lemmon
    Fox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca26/10/2017roy lemmon
    Daisy RustPuccinia distincta26/10/2017roy lemmon
    Puccinia lagenophorae26/10/2017roy lemmon
    Pink WaxcapHygrocybe calyptriformis26/10/2017roy lemmon
    Fox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca21/09/2017martindgrimes

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusNostoc commune26/10/2017
    FungiPink WaxcapHygrocybe calyptriformis26/10/2017
    FungiDaisy RustPuccinia distincta26/10/2017
    FungiPuccinia lagenophorae26/10/2017
    WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca26/10/2017