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List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire

Silbury Hill, one of the many SSSIs in Wiltshire designated for their grassland plant communities.

The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Wiltshire, 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] As of 2006, there are 134 sites designated in this Area of Search, of which the vast majority, 108, have been designated due to their biological interest, with just 21 due to their geological interest (and 5 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 adopting the current local government or ceremonial county boundaries. The data in the table is taken from English Nature's website 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
Acres Farm Meadow Y 4.2 10.4 1989  Map 
River Avon System Y 507.8 1,254.8 1996  Map 
Baverstock Juniper Bank Y 2.6 6.4 1971  Map 
Bencroft Hill Meadows Y 5.1 12.6 1988  Map 
Bentley Wood Y 665.0 1,643.0 1985  Map 
Bincknoll Dip Woods Y 5.7 14.0 1971  Map 
Blackmoor Copse Y 31.3 77.2 1971  Map 
Botley Down Y 12.7 31.4 1989  Map 
Bowerchalke Downs Y 128.6 317.7 1971  Map 
Box Mine Y 56.6 139.8 1991  Map 
Bracknell Croft Y 4.8 11.8 1971  Map 
Bradley Woods Y 48.7 120.3 1986  Map 
Bratton Downs Y Y 395.8 978.0 1971  Map 
Brickworth Down and Dean Hill Y 118.6 293.9 1951  Map 
Brimsdown Hill Y 193.7 478.6 1951  Map 
Britford Water Meadows Y 18.2 45.0 1975  Map 
Burcombe Down Y 47.1 116.4 1971  Map 
Burderop Wood Y 48.5 119.8 1971  Map 
Calstone and Cherhill Downs Y 128.6 317.9 1971  Map 
Camp Down Y 7.3 18.2 1965  Map 
Charnage Down Chalk Pit Y 3.7 9.1 1971  Map 
Chickengrove Bottom Y 9.8 24.3 1975  Map 
Chilmark Quarries Y Y 9.7 23.9 1977  Map 
Chilton Foliat Meadows Y 54.6 134.9 1971  Map 
Clattinger Farm Y 60.3 149.0 1971  Map 
Clearbury Down Y 31.3 77.3 1971  Map 
Cley Hill Y 26.6 65.7 1975  Map 
Cloatley Manor Farm Meadows Y 12.1 29.9 1997  Map 
Clout's Wood Y 11.8 29.1 1951  Map 
Coate Water Y 51.1 126.4 1971  Map 
Cockey Down Y 15.2 37.6 1971  Map 
Colerne Park and Monk's Wood Y 53.7 132.6 1951  Map 
The Coombes, Hinton Parva Y 15.9 39.2 1989  Map 
Corsham Railway Cutting Y 6.6 16.4 1971  Map 
Cotswold Water Park Y 135.0 337 1994  Map 
Cranborne Chase Y 451.4 1,115.4 1975  Map 
Dank's Down and Truckle Hill Y 13.1 32.4 1990  Map 
Dead Maid Quarry Y 0.4 1.1 1951  Map 
Dinton Quarry Y 0.3 0.7 1990  Map 
Dinton Railway Cutting Y 0.3 0.7 1990  Map 
Distillery Farm Meadows Y 18.7 46.2 1988  Map 
East Harnham Meadows Y 17.3 42.7 1995  Map 
Ebsbury Down Y 53.4 132.0 1975  Map 
Emmett Hill Meadows Y 5.1 12.6 1987  Map 
Figsbury Ring Y 11.2 27.7 1975  Map 
Fonthill Grottoes Y 0.7 1.7 1994  Map 
Fyfield Down Y Y 325.3 803.8 1951  Map 
Gallows Hill Y 27.8 68.7 1965  Map 
Goldborough Farm Meadows Y 10.3 25.5  Map 
Great Cheverell Hill Y 33.2 82.1 1971  Map 
Great Quarry, Swindon Y 1.0 2.5 1951  Map 
Great Yews Y 29.3 72.3 1951  Map 
Gripwood Quarry Y 2.9 7.0 1951  Map 
Gutch Common Y 35.1 86.8 1951  Map 
Ham Hill Y 1.5 3.8 1971  Map 
Hang Wood Y 20.3 50.2 1986  Map 
Harries Ground, Rodbourne Y 6.9 17.0 2003  Map 
Haydon Meadow Y 6.4 15.8 1999  Map 
Heath Hill Farm Y 20.7 51.2 1997  Map 
Homington and Coombe Bissett Downs Y 25.0 61.8 1971  Map 
Honeybrook Farm Y 42.4 104.8 1992  Map 
Inwood, Warleigh Y 56.9 140.5 1988  Map 
Jones's Mill Y 11.6 28.7 1975  Map 
Kellaways – West Tytherton, River Avon Y 4.1 10.1 1998  Map 
River Kennet Y 112.7 278.5 1995  Map 
Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain Y 22.9 56.9 1996  Map 
King's Play Hill Y 29.5 72.9 1971  Map 
Knapp and Barnett's Downs Y 71.4 176.4 1971  Map 
Knighton Downs and Wood Y 203.7 503.5 1971  Map 
Lady Down Quarry Y 0.2 0.6 1990  Map 
Landford Bog Y 11.6 28.7 1987  Map 
Landford Heath Y 11.8 29.0 1994  Map 
Langley Wood and Homan's Copse Y 219.3 541.9 1985  Map 
Little Grubbins Meadow Y 3.0 7.3 1975  Map 
Long Knoll Y 34.2 84.5 1971  Map 
Loosehanger Copse and Meadows Y 56.3 139.0 1992  Map 
Lower Coombe and Ferne Brook Meadows Y 11.3 28.0 2002  Map 
Lower Woodford Water Meadows Y 23.9 58.9 1971  Map 
Midford Valley Woods Y 24.6 60.8 1975  Map 
Y 12.6 31.1 1951  Map 
The New Forest Y Y 28,947.4 71,529.0 1959  Map 
North Meadow, Cricklade Y 24.6 109.7 1971  Map 
Odstock Down Y 12.1 29.9 1975  Map 
Okus Quarry Y 0.3 0.6 1951  Map 
Old Town Railway Cutting, Swindon Y 1.8 4.4 1975  Map 
Out Woods Y 14.3 35.4 1975  Map 
Parsonage Down Y 188.6 466.1 1971  Map 
Pewsey Downs Y 305.3 754.4 1951  Map 
Picket and Clanger Wood Y 66.4 164.1 1989  Map 
Piggledene Y Y 4.7 11.6 1965  Map 
Pike Corner Y 15.2 37.6 1986  Map 
Pincombe Down Y 23.8 58.8 1971  Map 
Porton Down Y 1,561.8 3,859.4 1977  Map 
Porton Meadows Y 17.6 43.6 1988  Map 
Prescombe Down Y 76.2 188.3 1951  Map 
Rack Hill Y 10.6 26.1 1975  Map 
Ravensroost Wood Y 43.7 107.9 1989  Map 
Restrop Farm and Brockhurst Wood Y 56.5 139.6 1992  Map 
Rotherley Downs Y 120.1 296.6 1989  Map 
Roundway Down and Covert Y 86.0 212.5 1971  Map 
Salisbury Plain Y 19,689.9 48,655.7 1975  Map 
Savernake Forest Y 904.7 2,235.6 1971  Map 
Scratchbury and Cotley Hills Y 53.5 132.2 1951  Map 
Seend Cleeve Quarry Y 3.0 7.4 1987  Map 
Seend Ironstone Quarry and Road Cutting Y 1.2 2.9 1965  Map 
Silbury Hill Y 2.3 5.6 1965  Map 
Spye Park Y 90.3 223.1 1951  Map 
Stanton St. Quintin Quarry and Motorway Cutting Y 2.2 5.4 1971  Map 
Starveall and Stony Down Y 22.5 55.7 1971  Map 
Steeple Ashton Y 26.5 65.6 1998  Map 
Steeple Langford Down Y 21.8 53.7 1971  Map 
Stert Brook Exposure Y 0.4 1.0 1989  Map 
Stockton Wood and Down Y 61.5 151.8 1951  Map 
Stoke Common Meadows Y 10.2 25.1 1994  Map 
Stratford Toney Down Y 23.1 57.2 1987  Map 
Sutton Lane Meadows Y 3.4 8.5 1988  Map 
Teffont Evias Quarry / Lane Cutting Y 3.6 8.9 1989  Map 
Throope Down Y 34.4 97.4 1971  Map 
River Till Y 32.1 79.2 2000  Map 
Tytherington Down Y 5.9 14.6 1975  Map 
Upper Chicksgrove Quarry Y 5.6 13.8 1971  Map 
Upper Waterhay Meadow Y 2.8 6.8 1971  Map 
Upton Cow Down Y 16.4 40.5 1989  Map 
West Harnham Chalk Pit Y 2.8 6.9 1971  Map 
West Yatton Down Y 14.4 36.0 1971  Map 
Westbury Ironstone Quarry Y 0.6 1.4 1965  Map 
Whiteparish Common Y 64.5 159.4 1965  Map 
Whitesheet Hill Y 136.1 336.3 1965  Map 
Win Green Down Y 26.0 64.3 1971  Map 
Winklebury Hill Y 63.0 155.5 1971  Map 
Winsley Mines Y 1.5 3.7 1989  Map 
Wootton Bassett Mud Spring Y 0.8 2.0 1997  Map 
Wylye and Church Dean Downs Y 80.9 200.0 1951  Map 
Yarnbury Castle Y 9.1 22.5 1951  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 English Nature.

References

  1. ^ "Notification of SSSIs". Natural England. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  2. ^ "SSSIs in Wiltshire". Natural England. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "County search of SSSIs". Natural England. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  4. ^ English Nature citation sheets for each SSSI. Retrieved on 2007-03-03. (PDF files).
    • "Acres Farm Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "River Avon System" (PDF). 
    • "Baverstock Juniper Bank" (PDF). 
    • "Bencroft Hill Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Bentley Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Bincknoll Dip Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Blackmoor Copse" (PDF). 
    • "Botley Down" (PDF). 
    • "Bowerchalke Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Box Mine" (PDF). 
    • "Bracknell Croft" (PDF). 
    • "Bradley Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Bratton Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Brickworth Down and Dean Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Brimsdown Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Britford Water Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Burcombe Down" (PDF). 
    • "Burderop Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Calstone and Cherhill Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Camp Down" (PDF). 
    • "Charnage Down Chalk Pit" (PDF). 
    • "Chickengrove Bottom" (PDF). 
    • "Chilmark Quarries" (PDF). 
    • "Chilton Foliat Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Clattinger Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Clearbury Down" (PDF). 
    • "Cley Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Cloatley Manor Farm Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Clouts Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Coate Water" (PDF). 
    • "Cockey Down" (PDF). 
    • "Colerne Park and Monk's Wood" (PDF). 
    • "The Coombes, Hinton Parva" (PDF). 
    • "Corsham Railway Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Cotswold Water Park" (PDF). 
    • "Cranborne Chase" (PDF). 
    • "Danks Down and Truckle Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Dead Maid Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Dinton Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Dinton Railway Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Distillery Farm Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "East Harnham Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Ebsbury Down" (PDF). 
    • "Emmett Hill Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Figsbury Ring" (PDF). 
    • "Fonthill Grottoes" (PDF). 
    • "Fyfield Down" (PDF). 
    • "Gallows Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Goldborough Farm Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Great Cheverell Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Great Quarry, Swindon" (PDF). 
    • "Great Yews" (PDF). 
    • "Gripwood Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Gutch Common" (PDF). 
    • "Ham Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Hang Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Harries Ground, Rodbourne" (PDF). 
    • "Haydon Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Heath Hill Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Homington and Coombe Bissett Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Honeybrook Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Inwood, Warleigh" (PDF). 
    • "Jones's Mill" (PDF). 
    • "Kellaways – West Tytherton, River Avon" (PDF). 
    • "River Kennet" (PDF). 
    • "Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain" (PDF). 
    • "King's Play Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Knapp and Barnett's Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Knighton Downs and Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Lady Down Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Landford Bog" (PDF). 
    • "Landford Heath" (PDF). 
    • "Langley Wood and Homan's Copse" (PDF). 
    • "Little Grubbins Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Long Knoll" (PDF). 
    • "Loosehanger Copse and Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Lower Coombe and Ferne Brook Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Lower Woodford Water Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Midford Valley Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Morgan's Hill" (PDF). 
    • "The New Forest" (PDF). 
    • "North Meadow Cricklade" (PDF). 
    • "Odstock Down" (PDF). 
    • "Okus Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Old Town Railway Cutting, Swindon" (PDF). 
    • "Out Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Parsonage Down" (PDF). 
    • "Pewsey Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Picket and Clanger Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Piggledene" (PDF). 
    • "Pike Corner" (PDF). 
    • "Pincombe Down" (PDF). 
    • "Porton Down" (PDF). 
    • "Porton Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Prescombe Down" (PDF). 
    • "Rack Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Ravensroost Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Restrop Farm and Brockhurst Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Rotherley Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Roundway Down and Covert" (PDF). 
    • "Salisbury Plain" (PDF). 
    • "Savernake Forest" (PDF). 
    • "Scratchbury and Cotley Hills" (PDF). 
    • "Seend Cleeve Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Seend Ironstone Quarry and Road Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Silbury Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Spye Park" (PDF). 
    • "Stanton St Quintin Quarry and Motorway Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Starveall and Stony Down" (PDF). 
    • "Steeple Ashton" (PDF). 
    • "Steeple Langford Down" (PDF). 
    • "Stert Brook Exposure" (PDF). 
    • "Stockton Wood and Down" (PDF). 
    • "Stoke Common Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Stratford Toney Down" (PDF). 
    • "Sutton Lane Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Teffont Evias Quarry / Lane Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Throope Down" (PDF). 
    • "River Till" (PDF). 
    • "Tytherington Down" (PDF). 
    • "Upper Chicksgrove Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Upper Waterhay Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Upton Cow Down" (PDF). 
    • "West Harnham Chalk Pit" (PDF). 
    • "West Yatton Down" (PDF). 
    • "Westbury Ironstone Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Whiteparish Common" (PDF). 
    • "Whitesheet Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Win Green Down" (PDF). 
    • "Winklebury Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Winsley Mines" (PDF). 
    • "Wootton Bassett Mud Spring" (PDF). 
    • "Wylye and Church Dean Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Yarnbury Castle" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
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