List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Avon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
River flowing through gorge with wooded sides. On the right hand bank is a road
A view of the Avon Gorge, designated as an SSSI for both its biological and its geological interest

This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in the former county of Avon, England, United Kingdom. In England the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which chooses a site because of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features.[1] Although the county of Avon no longer exists, Natural England still uses its former borders to mark one of its Areas of Search. As of 2006, there are 86 sites designated in this Area of Search, of which 38 have been designated due to their biological interest, 39 due to their geological interest, and 9 for both.[2]

Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Natural England, like its predecessor, uses the 1974–1996 county system[3] and as such the same approach is followed here, rather than splitting these sites between the Somerset and Gloucestershire lists. The data in the table is taken from English Nature in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI.[4]

For other counties, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.

Sites

Site name Reason for designation Area[A] Grid reference[B] Year in which notified Map[C]
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Ashton Court Green tickY 210.3 519.7 ST553723 1998 Map
Aust Cliff Green tickY 5.3 13.1 ST565894 1954 Map
Avon Gorge Green tickY Green tickY 155.4 384.0 ST560743 1952 Map
Banwell Caves Green tickY Green tickY 1.7 4.2 ST383588 1963 Map
Banwell Ochre Caves Green tickY 12.5 30.8 ST407593 1983 Map
Barnhill Quarry Green tickY 3.1 7.7 ST725827 1966 Map
Barns Batch Spinney Green tickY 0.1 0.2 ST557659 1987 Map
Bickley Wood Green tickY 9.5 23.5 ST644703 1988 Map
Biddle Street, Yatton Green tickY 44.8 110.7 ST423648 1994 Map
Bishop's Hill Wood Green tickY 30.6 75.6 ST733873 1984 Map
Blagdon Lake Green tickY 212.7 525.6 ST515597 1971 Map
Bleadon Hill Green tickY 13.5 33.4 ST705943 1999 Map
Bodkin Hazel Wood Green tickY 10.6 26.2 ST780850 1974 Map
Bourne Green tickY 8.5 20.9 ST484600 1992 Map
Bowlditch Quarry Green tickY 0.3 0.6 ST668558 1952 Map
Brinkmarsh Quarry Green tickY 0.5 1.2 ST674913 1974 Map
Brockley Hall Stables Green tickY 0.1 0.2 ST471669 1987 Map
Brown's Folly Green tickY Green tickY 39.9 98.5 ST793662 1974 Map
Buckover Road Cutting Green tickY 1.7 4.1 ST665906 1967 Map
Burledge Sidelands and Meadows Green tickY 48.7 120.3 ST588587 2005 Map
Burrington Combe Green tickY Green tickY 139.1 343.8 ST478583 1952 Map
Cattybrook Brickpit Green tickY 2.2 5.5 ST594835 1989 Map
Chew Valley Lake Green tickY 565.2 1,396.6 ST570600 1971 Map
Cleaves Wood Green tickY 40.4 99.8 ST758576 1988 Map
Cleeve Wood, Hanham Green tickY 8.9 21.9 ST655703 1966 Map
Clevedon Shore Green tickY 0.4 0.9 ST402719 1991 Map
Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines Green tickY 6.2 15.4 ST761625 1991 Map
Compton Martin Ochre Mine Green tickY Green tickY 0.9 2.1 ST545570 1988 Map
Congrove Field and The Tumps Green tickY 12.5 30.8 ST713698 1991 Map
Court Hill Green tickY 10.5 25.8 ST436722 1997 Map
Cullimore's Quarry Green tickY 0.9 2.2 ST721927 1974 Map
Damery Road Section Green tickY 0.5 1.0 ST705943 1974 Map
Dolebury Warren Green tickY 90.6 223.3 ST455590 1952 Map
Dundry Main Road South Quarry Green tickY 0.7 1.8 ST566654 1974 Map
Ellenborough Park West Green tickY 1.8 4.4 ST319608 1989 Map
Folly Farm Green tickY 3.1 7.7 ST607604 1987 Map
Goblin Combe Green tickY 51.9 128.2 ST473652 1999 Map
Gordano Valley Green tickY Green tickY 161.7 399.5 ST435730 1971 Map
Ham Green Green tickY 1.1 2.7 ST539738 1990 Map
Hampton Rocks Cutting Green tickY 1.3 3.2 ST779666 1990 Map
Harptree Combe Green tickY 13.1 32.3 ST561558 1954 Map
Hartcliff Rocks Quarry Green tickY 1.6 3.9 ST534662 1991 Map
Hawkesbury Meadow Green tickY 3.3 8.2 ST754874 1987 Map
Hawkesbury Quarry Green tickY 0.3 0.6 ST771873 1967 Map
Hinton Charterhouse Field Green tickY 0.3 0.8 ST764574 1991 Map
Hinton Charterhouse Pit Green tickY 0.4 1.0 ST772573 1971 Map
Hinton Hill, Wellow Green tickY 0.3 0.6 ST757582 1996 Map
Holly Lane Green tickY 0.5 1.2 ST419727 1990 Map
Horseshoe Bend, Shirehampton Green tickY 4.5 11.0 ST542767 1999 Map
Huish Colliery Quarry Green tickY 0.8 2.1 ST695542 1985 Map
Iford Manor Green tickY 0.4 1.0 ST802589 1996 Map
Kenn Church, Kenn Pier & Yew Tree Farm Green tickY 15.4 38.0 ST415689 1997 Map
Kilmersdon Road Quarry Green tickY 0.4 1.1 ST689542 1954 Map
King's Wood and Urchin Wood Green tickY 128.1 316.5 ST454645 1990 Map
Long Dole Wood and Meadows[F] Green tickY 9.8 24.3 ST610562 1997 Map
Lower Woods Green tickY Green tickY 280.1 692.2 ST743876 1966 Map
Lulsgate Quarry Green tickY 1.1 2.8 ST516659 1997 Map
Max Bog Green tickY 10.6 26.2 ST406574 1988 Map
Middle Hope Green tickY Green tickY 84.1 207.8 ST325662 1952 Map
Midger Green tickY 65.7 162.3 ST797895 1966 Map
Monkswood Valley Green tickY 30.7 75.9 ST754710 1990 Map
Newton St. Loe Green tickY 2.3 5.6 ST715657 1992 Map
Nightingale Valley Green tickY 5.4 13.3 ST449751 1989 Map
North Road Quarry, Bath Green tickY 0.3 0.7 ST767646 1990 Map
Plaster's Green Meadows Green tickY 4.3 10.6 ST532611 1989 Map
Portishead Pier to Black Nore Green tickY 71.8 177.4 ST474778 1952 Map
Purn Hill Green tickY 6.1 15.1 ST412630 1990 Map
Puxton Moor Green tickY 31.1 76.8 ST412630 1994 Map
Quarry Steps, Durdham Down [D] Green tickY <0.1 <0.1 ST573747 1990 Map
Severn Estuary [E] Green tickY Green tickY 15,950.0 39,410.0 ST480830 1976 Map
Shiplate Slait Green tickY 33.9 83.8 ST365567 1987 Map
Slickstones Quarry, Cromhall Green tickY 2.7 6.6 ST704916 1966 Map
Spring Cove Cliffs Green tickY 2.0 4.9 ST310625 1952 Map
St. Catherine's Valley Green tickY 156.1 385.7 ST760725 1997 Map
Steep Holm Green tickY 25.5 63.0 ST228607 1952 Map
Stidham Farm Green tickY 17.3 42.8 ST682684 1991 Map
Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn Moors Green tickY 129.4 319.7 ST440700 1995 Map
Tytherington Quarry Green tickY 0.9 2.2 ST662888 1989 Map
Uphill Cliff Green tickY 19.8 48.9 ST318583 1952 Map
Upton Coombe Green tickY 7.4 18.3 ST789877 1989 Map
Walton Common Green tickY 25.5 63.0 ST428738 1991 Map
Weston Big Wood Green tickY 37.5 92.6 ST455750 1971 Map
Weston-in-Gordano Green tickY 12.6 31.0 ST452744 1993 Map
Winterbourne Railway Cutting Green tickY 2.0 4.9 ST651799 1990 Map
Writhlington Green tickY 0.5 1.2 ST703553 1992 Map
Yanal Bog Green tickY 1.6 4.0 ST424607 1988 Map

Notes

A Data rounded to one decimal place.
B Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Survey.[5]
C Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by Natural England.
D Size smaller than can be shown with one decimal place. Actual size: 0.006 (ha.) 0.015 (ac.).[4]
E Incorporates two former SSSIs: Severn Estuary (notified 1976) and part of Brean Down and Uphill Cliff (notified 1952). It was unified as Severn Estuary in 1989. It also overlaps with several other SSSIs:
The Severn Estuary extends into two other counties and so can be found on lists of SSSIs in Gloucestershire and Somerset.[4]
F The Long Dole Wood and Meadows site extends into the county of Somerset and so can be found on the list of SSSIs in Somerset.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Notification of SSSIs". English Nature. Archived from the original on 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2006-08-01. 
  2. ^ "SSSIs in Avon". English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-01. 
  3. ^ "County search of SSSIs". English Nature. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2006-08-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d English Nature citation sheets for each SSSI (PDF files). Retrieved on 2006-08-05.
    • "Ashton Court" (PDF). 
    • "Aust Cliff" (PDF). 
    • "Avon Gorge" (PDF). 
    • "Banwell Caves" (PDF). 
    • "Banwell Ochre Caves" (PDF). 
    • "Barnhill Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Barns Batch Spinney" (PDF). 
    • "Bickley Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Biddle Street, Yatton" (PDF). 
    • "Bishop's Hill Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Blagdon Lake" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-24. 
    • "Bleadon Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Bodkin Hazel Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Bourne" (PDF). 
    • "Bowlditch Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Brinkmarsh Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Brockley Hall Stables" (PDF). 
    • "Brown's Folly" (PDF). 
    • "Buckover Road Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Burledge Sidelands and Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Burrington Combe" (PDF). 
    • "Cattybrook Brickpit" (PDF). 
    • "Chew Valley Lake" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. 
    • "Cleaves Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Cleeve Wood, Hanham" (PDF). 
    • "Clevedon Shore" (PDF). 
    • "Combe Down And Bathampton Down Mines" (PDF). 
    • "Compton Martin Ochre Mine" (PDF). 
    • "Congrove Field And The Tumps" (PDF). 
    • "Court Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Cullimore's Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Damery Road Section" (PDF). 
    • "Dolebury Warren" (PDF). 
    • "Dundry Main Road South Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Ellenborough Park West" (PDF). 
    • "Folly Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Goblin Combe" (PDF). 
    • "Gordano Valley" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-24. 
    • "Ham Green" (PDF). 
    • "Hampton Rocks Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Harptree Combe" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-24. 
    • "Hartcliff Rocks Quarry" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-24. 
    • "Hawkesbury Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Hawkesbury Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Hinton Charterhouse Field" (PDF). 
    • "Hinton Charterhouse Pit" (PDF). 
    • "Hinton Hill, Wellow" (PDF). 
    • "Holly Lake" (PDF). 
    • "Horseshoe Bend, Shirehampton" (PDF). 
    • "Huish Colliery Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Iford Manor" (PDF). 
    • "Kenn Church, Kenn Pier and Yew Tree Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Kilmersdon Road Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "King's Wood and Urchin Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Long Dole Wood and Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Lower Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Lulsgate Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Max Bog" (PDF). 
    • "Middle Hope" (PDF). 
    • "Midger" (PDF). 
    • "Monkswood Valley" (PDF). 
    • "Newton St Loe" (PDF). 
    • "Nightingale Valley" (PDF). 
    • "North Road Quarry, Bath" (PDF). 
    • "Plaster's Green Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Portishead Pier to Black Nore" (PDF). 
    • "Purn Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Puxton Moor" (PDF). 
    • "Quarry Steps, Durdham Down" (PDF). 
    • "Severn Estuary" (PDF). 
    • "Shiplate Slait" (PDF). 
    • "Slickstones Quarry, Cromhall" (PDF). 
    • "Spring Cove Cliffs" (PDF). 
    • "St Catherine's Valley" (PDF). 
    • "Steep Holm" (PDF). 
    • "Stidham Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn Moors" (PDF). 
    • "Tytherington Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Uphill Cliff" (PDF). 
    • "Upton Coombe" (PDF). 
    • "Walton Common" (PDF). 
    • "Weston Big Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Weston-in-Gordano" (PDF). 
    • "Winterbourne Railway Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Writhlington" (PDF). 
    • "Yanal Bog" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2006-08-07. 
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Sites_of_Special_Scientific_Interest_in_Avon&oldid=781142860"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sites_of_Special_Scientific_Interest_in_Avon
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Avon"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA