At its largest, this mushroom can grow to about six inches tall, with a cap of about six inches in diameter. This makes it the second largest mushroom which can be commonly found around here, smaller only than the Parasol mushroom, which can get to about twice as big.
The brown “shaggy” substance on the cap is remnants of protective coating.
There was a troop of these fruiting bodies near to Southgate in West Park, between twenty and thirty, at a spot they regularly pop up at this time of year. When I saw them they had, so far, escaped kicking down because they were hard to see under low branches.