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List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in West Yorkshire

This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in West Yorkshire. Note that English Nature, the designating body for SSSIs in England, uses the 1974–1996 county system, and the same approach is followed here, rather than, for example, merging all Yorkshire sites into a single list.

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


Site name Reason for designation Area[A] Grid reference[B] Year in which notified Map[C] Citation[D]
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Bingley South Bog Y 4.0 9.9 1990  Map  [1]
Breary Marsh Y 9.5 23.5 1983  Map  [2]
Broadhead Clough Y 63.8 157.6 1983/84  Map  [3]
Crimsworth Dean Y 13.8 34.1 , 1984  Map  [4]
Dark Peak Y Y 31,852.9 78,708.4 1993  Map  [5]
Denby Grange Colliery Ponds Y 19.1 47.2 1997  Map  [6]
Eccup Reservoir Y 114.5 282.9 1987  Map  [7]
Elland Bypass Cutting Y 1.1 2.7 1989  Map  [8]
Fairburn And Newton Ings Y 168.1 415.4 1984  Map  [9]
Great Dib Wood Y 1.1 2.7 1984  Map  [10]
Hetchell Wood Y 14.2 35.3 1983  Map  [11]
Honley Station Cutting Y 0.4 1.0 1989  Map  [12]
Hook Moor Y 1.7 4.2 1989  Map  [13]
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Y 19.5 48.2 1984  Map  [14]
Linton Common Y 0.7 1.7 1984  Map  [15]
Madbanks And Ledsham Banks Y 6.2 15.2 , 1984  Map  [16]
Micklefield Quarry Y 0.6 1.5 1990  Map  [17]
Mickletown Ings Y 38.3 94.6 1983  Map  [18]
Norwood Bottoms Y 11.0 27.2 1986  Map  [19]
Nostell Brickyard Quarry Y 12.5 31.0  Map  [20]
Park Clough Y 0.5 1.2 1984  Map  [21]
Rake Dike Y 4.7 11.6 , 1986  Map  [22]
Roach Lime Hills Y 5.4 13.4 1983  Map  [23]
Seckar Wood Y 46.4 114.6 1984  Map  [24]
South Elmsall Quarry Y 0.3 0.7 1990  Map  [25]
South Pennine Moors Y Y 20,938.0 51,740.0 1994  Map  [26]
Standedge Road Cutting Y 3.5 8.5 1984  Map  [27]
Townclose Hills Y 12.1 30.0 1984  Map  [28]
Trench Meadows Y 4.7 11.6 1999  Map  [29]
Wentbridge Ings Y 1.9 4.8 1987  Map  [30]
Withens Clough Y 3.0 7.4 1984  Map  [31]
Yeadon Brickworks And Railway Cutting Y 3.3 8.2 1984  Map  [32]


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.[1]
C Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by English Nature.
D English Nature citation sheets for each SSSI. Retrieved on 27 August 2012.


  1. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
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