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List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Leicestershire

The "Bomb Rocks", Charnwood Lodge SSSI

The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Leicestershire Area of Search, which includes both Leicestershire and Rutland. There are 91 SSSIs within the area. The box on the right links to a distribution map of the sites.

As of February 2012, there were 79 sites notable for their biology, and 20 for their geology (Mainly Precambrian rocks of Charnwood Forest in the west, and Jurassic limestone in East Leicestershire and Rutland). There are 3 national nature reserves and one Ramsar site. 13 of the SSSIs are managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and 7 are listed in the Nature Conservation Review.[1]

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

Contents

  • Sites 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Sites

Site name Reason for designation Area (Hectares) Location & map ref Date notified Other designations Map/Refs
Biological interest Geological interest
Allexton Wood Y 25.8
    
1983/07/01  Map  [2]
Ashby Canal Y 15.4
    
1989/01/27  Map  [3]
Bardon Hill Y 13
    
1983/12/01  Map  [4]
Bardon Hill Quarry Y 58.1
    
1987/04/01 GCR  Map  [5]
Barrow Gravel Pits Y 35.7
    
1983/12/01  Map  [6]
Beacon Hill, Hangingstone And Outwoods Y Y 147.4
    
1987/08/01 GCR, NCR, SM  Map  [7]
Benscliffe Wood Y 9.8
    
1986/03/01  Map  [8]
Blackbrook Reservoir Y 39.3
    
1985/07/01  Map  [9]
Bloody Oaks Quarry Y 1.1
    
1983/05/01 WT  Map  [10]
Botcheston Bog Y 2.8
    
1983/07/01  Map  [11]
Bradgate Park And Cropston Reservoir Y Y 399.3
    
1988/02/01 CP, GCR, NCR, SM  Map  [12]
Breedon Cloud Wood And Quarry Y Y 63.2
    
1987/03/01 GCR  Map  [13]
Breedon Hill Y 5.2
    
1983/12/01  Map  [14]
Briery Wood Heronry, Belvoir Y 5.6
    
1983/05/01 Wildlife refuge  Map  [15]
Buddon Wood And Swithland Reservoir Y Y 187.1
    
1984/09/01 GCR  Map  [16]
Burbage Wood And Aston Firs Y 51.1
    
1983/07/01 LNR  Map  [17]
Burley And Rushpit Woods Y 161.2
    
1992/11/19  Map  [18]
Cave's Inn Pits Y 5.8
    
1983/07/01  Map  [19]
Charnwood Lodge Y 134.2
    
1985/12/01 SM, GCR, WT, NNR  Map  [20]
Chater Valley Y 3.8
    
1983/07/01  Map  [21]
Cliffe Hill Quarry Y 19.2
    
1990/04/30 GCR  Map  [22]
Clipsham Old Quarry And Pickworth Great Wood Y Y 111.2
    
1986/02/01 GCR  Map  [23]
Coalville Meadows Y 6
    
1983/12/01  Map  [24]
Cotes Grassland Y 3.2
    
1983/12/01  Map  [25]
Cribb's Lodge Meadows Y 4.1
    
1983/05/01 WT, NNR  Map  [26]
Croft And Huncote Quarry Y 35.2
    
1986/05/01 GCR  Map  [27]
Croft Hill Y 2
    
1994/03/23  Map  [28]
Croft Pasture Y 6.1
    
1983/07/01  Map  [29]
Croxton Park Y 97.3
    
1986/01/01  Map  [30]
Debdale Meadow, Muston Y 4.3
    
1987/06/01  Map  [31]
Dimminsdale Y 36.9
    
1986/12/01 WT  Map  [32]
Donington Park Y 38.9
    
1983/12/01  Map  [33]
East Wood, Great Casterton Y 6.6
    
1983/05/01  Map  [34]
Empingham Marshy Meadows Y 14
    
1983/12/01  Map  [35]
Enderby Warren Quarry Y 1.6
    
1987/05/01 GCR  Map  [36]
Eyebrook Reservoir Y 201.3
    
1983/07/01  Map  [37]
Eye Brook Valley Woods Y 65.7
    
1983/06/01 WT  Map  [38]
Frisby Marsh Y 10.1
    
1983/05/01  Map  [39]
Gipsy Lane Pit Y 0.5
    
1985/12/01 GCR  Map  [40]
Grace Dieu And High Sharpley Y Y 86
    
1983/12/01 GCR  Map  [41]
Grantham Canal Y 9.4
    
1983/07/01  Map  [42]
Great Bowden Borrowpit Y 2.4
    
1983/07/01 WT  Map  [43]
Greetham Meadows Y 12.3
    
1985/10/01  Map  [44]
Groby Pool And Woods Y 29
    
1983/07/01  Map  [45]
Harby Hill Wood Y 17.2
    
1983/05/01  Map  [46]
Holwell Mouth Y 15.7
    
1983/12/01  Map  [47]
Kendall's Meadow Y 2.6
    
1985/03/01  Map  [48]
Ketton Quarries Y Y 115.5
    
1986/10/01 GCR  Map  [49]
Kilby - Foxton Canal Y 32
    
1984/12/01  Map  [50]
King Lud's Entrenchments And The Drift Y 23.9
    
1984/04/01 SM  Map  [51]
Launde Big Wood Y 41.1
    
1983/07/01  Map  [52]
Leighfield Forest Y 149.7
    
1983/07/01 NCR  Map  [53]
Lockington Marshes Y 11.3
    
1993/04/01  Map  [54]
Loughborough Meadows Y 60.5
    
1987/03/01 WT  Map  [55]
Lount Meadows Y 8.5
    
1983/12/01  Map  [56]
Luffenham Heath Golf Course Y 75.1
    
1983/05/01  Map  [57]
Main Quarry, Mountsorrel Y 14.6
    
1984/12/01 GCR  Map  [58]
Misterton Marshes Y 6.8
    
1986/03/01  Map  [59]
Muston Meadows Y 8.7
    
1983/05/01 NNR, NCR  Map  [60]
Narborough Bog Y 8.5
    
1983/07/01 WT  Map  [61]
Newell Wood Y 33.3
    
1983/05/01  Map  [62]
Newhurst Quarry Y 9.4
    
1984/12/01 GCR  Map  [63]
Newton Burgoland Marshes Y 8.6
    
1983/12/01  Map  [64]
North Luffenham Quarry Y 4.6
    
1983/05/01  Map  [65]
Oakley Wood Y 48.1
    
1985/01/01  Map  [66]
One Barrow Plantation Y 1.8
    
1992/07/16  Map  [67]
Owston Woods Y 139.5
    
1983/07/01  Map  [68]
Pasture And Asplin Woods Y 40.9
    
1983/12/01  Map  [69]
Prior's Coppice Y 27.4
    
1983/05/01  Map  [70]
River Eye Y 6
    
1983/07/01 NCR  Map  [71]
River Mease Y 22.8
    
2000/08/16 SAC  Map  [72]
Roecliffe Manor Lawns Y 1.2
    
2001/10/02  Map  [73]
Rutland Water Y 1555.2
    
1984/04/01 SPA, WT, NCR, Ramsar site  Map  [74]
Saddington Reservoir Y 19
    
1999/03/10  Map  [75]
Seaton Meadows Y 11.5
    
1991/01/16  Map  [76]
Shacklewell Hollow Y 3.1
    
1983/05/01  Map  [77]
Sheepy Fields Y 4.9
    
1983/07/01  Map  [78]
Sheet Hedges Wood Y 21.7
    
1983/12/01  Map  [79]
Shepshed Cutting Y 5.8
    
1986/06/01 GCR  Map  [80]
Sproxton Quarry Y 5.4
    
1986/09/01 GCR  Map  [81]
Stanford Park Y 20.4
    
1983/07/01  Map  [82]
Stonesby Quarry Y 3.2
    
1983/07/01 WT  Map  [83]
Swithland Wood And The Brand Y Y 87.9
    
1983/12/01 GCR, NCR  Map  [84]
Terrace Hills Pasture Y 11.2
    
1983/07/01  Map  [85]
Tickencote Marsh Y 3.1
    
1987/08/01  Map  [86]
Tilton Cutting Y 4.4
    
1983/07/01 GCR  Map  [87]
Tolethorpe Road Verges Y 1.1
    
1987/04/01  Map  [88]
Twenty Acre Piece Y 8
    
1983/12/01 WT  Map  [89]
Ulverscroft Valley Y 110.7
    
1984/01/01 WT  Map  [90]
Wing Water Treatment Works Y 1.5
    
1987/07/01 GCR  Map  [91]
Wymondham Rough Y 5.9
    
1983/05/01 WT  Map  [92]

See also

References

  1. ^ Natural England County Level Reports and Statistics accessed 29-Feb-2012
  2. ^ "Allexton Wood" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Ashby Canal" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Bardon Hill" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Bardon Hill Quarry" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Barrow Gravel Pits" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "Beacon Hill, Hangingstone And Out Woods" (PDF). 
  8. ^ "Benscliffe Wood" (PDF). 
  9. ^ "Blackbrook Reservoir" (PDF). 
  10. ^ "Bloody Oaks Quarry" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "Botcheston Bog" (PDF). 
  12. ^ "Bradgate Park And Cropston Reservoir" (PDF). 
  13. ^ "Breedon Cloud Wood And Quarry" (PDF). 
  14. ^ "Breedon Hill" (PDF). 
  15. ^ "Briery Wood Heronry, Belvoir" (PDF). 
  16. ^ "Buddon Wood And Swithland Reservoir" (PDF). 
  17. ^ "Burbage Wood And Aston Firs" (PDF). 
  18. ^ "Burley And Rushpit Woods" (PDF). 
  19. ^ "Cave's Inn Pits" (PDF). 
  20. ^ "Charnwood Lodge" (PDF). 
  21. ^ "Chater Valley" (PDF). 
  22. ^ "Cliffe Hill Quarry" (PDF). 
  23. ^ "Clipsham Old Quarry And Pickworth Great Wood" (PDF). 
  24. ^ "Coalville Meadows" (PDF). 
  25. ^ "Cotes Grassland" (PDF). 
  26. ^ "Cribb'S Lodge Meadows" (PDF). 
  27. ^ "Croft And Huncote Quarry" (PDF). 
  28. ^ "Croft Hill" (PDF). 
  29. ^ "Croft Pasture" (PDF). 
  30. ^ "Croxton Park" (PDF). 
  31. ^ "Debdale Meadow, Muston" (PDF). 
  32. ^ "Dimminsdale" (PDF). 
  33. ^ "Donington Park" (PDF). 
  34. ^ "East Wood, Great Casterton" (PDF). 
  35. ^ "Empingham Marshy Meadows" (PDF). 
  36. ^ "Enderby Warren Quarry" (PDF). 
  37. ^ "Eye Brook Reservoir" (PDF). 
  38. ^ "Eye Brook Valley Woods" (PDF). 
  39. ^ "Frisby Marsh" (PDF). 
  40. ^ "Gipsy Lane Pit" (PDF). 
  41. ^ "Grace Dieu And High Sharpley" (PDF). 
  42. ^ "Grantham Canal" (PDF). 
  43. ^ "Great Bowden Borrowpit" (PDF). 
  44. ^ "Greetham Meadows" (PDF). 
  45. ^ "Groby Pool And Woods" (PDF). 
  46. ^ "Harby Hill Wood" (PDF). 
  47. ^ "Holwell Mouth" (PDF). 
  48. ^ "Kendall'S Meadow" (PDF). 
  49. ^ "Ketton Quarries" (PDF). 
  50. ^ "Kilby - Foxton Canal" (PDF). 
  51. ^ "King Lud'S Entrenchments And The Drift" (PDF). 
  52. ^ "Launde Big Wood" (PDF). 
  53. ^ "Leighfield Forest" (PDF). 
  54. ^ "Lockington Marshes" (PDF). 
  55. ^ "Loughborough Meadows" (PDF). 
  56. ^ "Lount Meadows" (PDF). 
  57. ^ "Luffenham Heath Golf Course" (PDF). 
  58. ^ "Main Quarry, Mountsorrel" (PDF). 
  59. ^ "Misterton Marshes" (PDF). 
  60. ^ "Muston Meadows" (PDF). 
  61. ^ "Narborough Bog" (PDF). 
  62. ^ "Newell Wood" (PDF). 
  63. ^ "Newhurst Quarry" (PDF). 
  64. ^ "Newton Burgoland Marshes" (PDF). 
  65. ^ "North Luffenham Quarry" (PDF). 
  66. ^ "Oakley Wood" (PDF). 
  67. ^ "One Barrow Plantation" (PDF). 
  68. ^ "Owston Woods" (PDF). 
  69. ^ "Pasture And Asplin Woods" (PDF). 
  70. ^ "Prior'S Coppice" (PDF). 
  71. ^ "River Eye" (PDF). 
  72. ^ "River Mease" (PDF). 
  73. ^ "Roecliffe Manor Lawns" (PDF). 
  74. ^ "Rutland Water" (PDF). 
  75. ^ "Saddington Reservoir" (PDF). 
  76. ^ "Seaton Meadows" (PDF). 
  77. ^ "Shacklewell Hollow" (PDF). 
  78. ^ "Sheepy Fields" (PDF). 
  79. ^ "Sheet Hedges Wood" (PDF). 
  80. ^ "Shepshed Cutting" (PDF). 
  81. ^ "Sproxton Quarry" (PDF). 
  82. ^ "Stanford Park" (PDF). 
  83. ^ "Stonesby Quarry" (PDF). 
  84. ^ "Swithland Wood And The Brand" (PDF). 
  85. ^ "Terrace Hills Pasture" (PDF). 
  86. ^ "Tickencote Marsh" (PDF). 
  87. ^ "Tilton Cutting" (PDF). 
  88. ^ "Tolethorpe Road Verges" (PDF). 
  89. ^ "Twenty Acre Piece" (PDF). 
  90. ^ "Ulverscroft Valley" (PDF). 
  91. ^ "Wing Water Treatment Works" (PDF). 
  92. ^ "Wymondham Rough" (PDF). 

External links

  • Natural England County Level Reports and Statistics
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