Shotesham-Woodton Hornbeam Woods

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Shotesham-Woodton Hornbeam Woods
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Shotesham Little Wood 10.jpg
Shotesham Little Wood
Area of Search Norfolk
Grid reference TM 256 961[1]
Interest Biological
Area 40.4 hectares (100 acres)[1]
Notification 1988[1]
Location map Magic Map

Shotesham-Woodton Hornbeam Woods is a 40.4-hectare (100-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Newton Flotman in Norfolk.[1][2]

This site is composed of four ancient coppice with standards hornbeam woods on boulder clay, Shotesham Little Wood, Saxlingham Grove, Hempnall Little Wood and Winter’s Grove. The ground flora is rich with several uncommon species, such as herb paris, stinking iris and greater butterfly orchid.[3]

The woods are private with no public access.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Shotesham-Woodton Hornbeam Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Shotesham-Woodton Hornbeam Woods". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Shotesham-Woodton Hornbeam Woods citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2018.

Coordinates: 52°30′58″N 1°19′26″E / 52.516°N 1.324°E / 52.516; 1.324

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