Charity Land

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Coordinates: 54°42′16″N 1°25′8″W / 54.70444°N 1.41889°W / 54.70444; -1.41889
Charity Land
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Sedgefield
Location NZ375345
 - coordinates 54°42′16″N 1°25′8″W / 54.70444°N 1.41889°W / 54.70444; -1.41889
Area 5.84 ha (14.43 acres)
Notification 1999
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Charity Land SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Charity Land SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Charity Land is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Sedgefield district of County Durham, England. It covers an area on both banks of the River Skerne, just to the north-east of the village of Trimdon.

The habitat of the site is unimproved neutral grassland, underlain by magnesian limestone. Once widespread on the limestone plateau of eastern Durham, such grasslands have mostly been destroyed by modern agricultural practices, the few remaining areas being small and highly fragmented. Charity Land is important as one of the few remaining examples of this habitat.[1]

The fields are dominated by grass species, but a variety of grassland forbs are present.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Causey Bank Mires". English Nature. 1999. Retrieved 19 July 2010.