List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Bedfordshire

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Barton Hills SSSI, Bedfordshire

This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Bedfordshire. Note that English Nature, the designating body for SSSIs in England, uses the 1974–1996 county system. There are forty SSSIs in Bedfordshire, five of which are of geological interest, and 35 listed for their botanical interest.[1] Three of the sites are also national nature reserves, and eight are managed or owned by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

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


Sites[edit]

Site name Reason for designation Area[A] Coordinates and Grid reference[B] Year in which notified Other designations Map and Ref.[C]
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Barton Hills Green tickY 47.9 118.3 51°57′22″N 0°25′05″W / 51.956°N 0.418°W / 51.956; -0.418 (Barton Hills)
    TL088298
1985 NNR, NCR  Map  [2]
Biddenham Pit Green tickY Green tickY 0.4 1.0 52°08′31″N 0°30′25″W / 52.142°N 0.507°W / 52.142; -0.507 (Biddenham Pit)
    TL023503
1988 GCR  Map  [3]
Blow's Down Green tickY 33.4 82.4 51°52′59″N 0°30′07″W / 51.883°N 0.502°W / 51.883; -0.502 (Blow'S Down)
    TL032215
1989 LNR  Map  [4]
Cooper's Hill Green tickY 17.8 43.9 52°01′44″N 0°30′14″W / 52.029°N 0.504°W / 52.029; -0.504 (Cooper's Hill)
    TL027378
1984 LNR, WT  Map  [5]
Deacon Hill Green tickY 35.4 87.4 51°57′11″N 0°22′12″W / 51.953°N 0.37°W / 51.953; -0.37 (Deacon Hill)
    TL121295
1984  Map  [6]
Double Arches Pit Green tickY 1.7 4.2 51°57′11″N 0°38′28″W / 51.953°N 0.641°W / 51.953; -0.641 (Double Arches Pit)
    SP935291
1988 GCR  Map  [7]
Dropshort Marsh Green tickY 2.7 6.6 51°56′17″N 0°32′24″W / 51.938°N 0.54°W / 51.938; -0.54 (Dropshort Marsh)
    TL005276
1985 WT  Map  [8]
Dunstable and Whipsnade Downs Green tickY 73.3 181.2 51°52′23″N 0°32′24″W / 51.873°N 0.54°W / 51.873; -0.54 (Dunstable And Whipsnade Downs)
    TL006204
1987 NT  Map  [9]
Fancott Woods and Meadows Green tickY 13.2 32.6 51°56′13″N 0°30′36″W / 51.937°N 0.51°W / 51.937; -0.51 (Fancott Woods And Meadows)
    TL025275
1984  Map  [10]
Felmersham Gravel Pits Green tickY 21.5 53.2 52°12′54″N 0°33′04″W / 52.215°N 0.551°W / 52.215; -0.551 (Felmersham Gravel Pits)
    SP991584
1986 WT  Map  [11]
Flitwick Moor Green tickY 58.9 145.5 52°00′18″N 0°28′34″W / 52.005°N 0.476°W / 52.005; -0.476 (Flitwick Moor)
    TL047352
1984 WT  Map  [12]
Galley and Warden Hills Green tickY 47.5 117.4 51°55′41″N 0°24′54″W / 51.928°N 0.415°W / 51.928; -0.415 (Galley And Warden Hills)
    TL091267
1986 LNR  Map  [13]
Hanger Wood Green tickY 24.0 59.2 52°08′02″N 0°32′46″W / 52.134°N 0.546°W / 52.134; -0.546 (Hanger Wood)
    SP996494
1989  Map  [14]
Houghton Regis Marl Lakes Green tickY 21.0 52.0 51°53′56″N 0°32′10″W / 51.899°N 0.536°W / 51.899; -0.536 (Houghton Regis Marl Lakes)
    TL008233
1988  Map  [15]
Kensworth Chalk Pit Green tickY 130.9 323.5 51°51′58″N 0°31′01″W / 51.866°N 0.517°W / 51.866; -0.517 (Kensworth Chalk Pit)
    TL022196
1988 GCR  Map  [16]
Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths Green tickY 211.3 522.1 51°57′36″N 0°39′18″W / 51.96°N 0.655°W / 51.96; -0.655 (Kings And Bakers Woods And Heaths)
    SP925299
1984 WT, NNR, NCR  Map  [17]
Kings Wood and Glebe Meadows, Houghton Conquest Green tickY 36.1 89.1 52°03′07″N 0°28′37″W / 52.052°N 0.477°W / 52.052; -0.477 (Kings Wood And Glebe Meadows, Houghton Conquest)
    TL045404
1984 LNR  Map  [18]
Knocking Hoe Green tickY 8.1 20.0 51°57′47″N 0°21′18″W / 51.963°N 0.355°W / 51.963; -0.355 (Knocking Hoe)
    TL131307
1985 NNR, NCR  Map  [19]
Marston Thrift Green tickY 37.7 93.0 52°03′54″N 0°34′59″W / 52.065°N 0.583°W / 52.065; -0.583 (Marston Thrift)
    SP972417
1984 LNR, WT  Map  [20]
Maulden Church Meadow Green tickY 4.2 10.4 52°01′52″N 0°27′29″W / 52.031°N 0.458°W / 52.031; -0.458 (Maulden Church Meadow)
    TL059381
1987 LNR  Map  [21]
Maulden Heath Green tickY 7.6 18.7 52°02′06″N 0°26′31″W / 52.035°N 0.442°W / 52.035; -0.442 (Maulden Heath)
    TL070386
1986  Map  [22]
Maulden Wood and Pennyfather's Hill Green tickY 148.4 366.8 52°02′24″N 0°26′28″W / 52.04°N 0.441°W / 52.04; -0.441 (Maulden Wood And Pennyfather's Hill)
    TL070391
1986  Map  [23]
Nares Gladley Marsh Green tickY 5.4 13.3 51°56′24″N 0°40′55″W / 51.94°N 0.682°W / 51.94; -0.682 (Nares Gladley Marsh)
    SP907277
1990  Map  [24]
Nine Acres Pit Green tickY 20.4 50.5 51°56′20″N 0°38′06″W / 51.939°N 0.635°W / 51.939; -0.635 (Nine Acres Pit)
    SP939276
1988 GCR  Map  [25]
Odell Great Wood Green tickY 85.9 212.4 52°13′08″N 0°35′56″W / 52.219°N 0.599°W / 52.219; -0.599 (Odell Great Wood)
    SP958588
1984  Map  [26]
Potton Wood Green tickY 85.2 210.6 52°08′06″N 0°10′26″W / 52.135°N 0.174°W / 52.135; -0.174 (Potton Wood)
    TL251501
1984  Map  [27]
Pulloxhill Marsh Green tickY 5.1 12.6 51°59′20″N 0°27′50″W / 51.989°N 0.464°W / 51.989; -0.464 (Pulloxhill Marsh)
    TL056334
1985  Map  [28]
Sandy Warren Green tickY 16.4 40.5 52°07′05″N 0°15′43″W / 52.118°N 0.262°W / 52.118; -0.262 (Sandy Warren)
    TL191480
1986 WT  Map  [29]
Smithcombe, Sharpenhoe and Sundon Hills Green tickY 87.5 216.2 51°57′25″N 0°26′46″W / 51.957°N 0.446°W / 51.957; -0.446 (Smithcombe, Sharpenhoe And Sundon Hills)
    TL069299
1985 NT  Map  [30]
Southill Lake and Woods Green tickY 25.6 63.2 52°04′23″N 0°19′52″W / 52.073°N 0.331°W / 52.073; -0.331 (Southill Lake And Woods)
    TL145429
1985  Map  [31]
Stevington Marsh Green tickY 7.6 18.8 52°10′59″N 0°33′54″W / 52.183°N 0.565°W / 52.183; -0.565 (Stevington Marsh)
    SP982548
1988  Map  [32]
Sundon Chalk Quarry Green tickY 26.8 66.2 51°56′10″N 0°29′24″W / 51.936°N 0.49°W / 51.936; -0.49 (Sundon Chalk Quarry)
    TL039275
1989  Map  [33]
Swineshead Wood Green tickY 21.9 54.0 52°17′20″N 0°26′46″W / 52.289°N 0.446°W / 52.289; -0.446 (Swineshead Wood)
    TL061668
1985  Map  [34]
Tebworth Marsh Green tickY 5.7 14.2 51°57′00″N 0°34′23″W / 51.95°N 0.573°W / 51.95; -0.573 (Tebworth Marsh)
    SP982289
1984  Map  [35]
Tilwick Meadow Green tickY 2.6 6.4 52°11′49″N 0°25′59″W / 52.197°N 0.433°W / 52.197; -0.433 (Tilwick Meadow)
    TL072566
1989  Map  [36]
Totternhoe Chalk Quarry Green tickY 13.5 33.3 51°53′28″N 0°34′08″W / 51.891°N 0.569°W / 51.891; -0.569 (Totternhoe Chalk Quarry)
    SP986224
1990  Map  [37]
Totternhoe Knolls Green tickY 13.4 33.2 51°53′17″N 0°34′48″W / 51.888°N 0.58°W / 51.888; -0.58 (Totternhoe Knolls)
    SP978220
1985 LNR, WT  Map  [38]
Totternhoe Stone Pit Green tickY 2.2 5.5 51°53′24″N 0°34′37″W / 51.89°N 0.577°W / 51.89; -0.577 (Totternhoe Stone Pit)
    SP980222
1996 GCR  Map  [39]
Wavendon Heath Ponds Green tickY 4.7 11.6 51°59′42″N 0°38′49″W / 51.995°N 0.647°W / 51.995; -0.647 (Wavendon Heath Ponds)
    SP930338
1986  Map  [40]
Yelden Meadows Green tickY 2.8 7.0 52°17′42″N 0°31′19″W / 52.295°N 0.522°W / 52.295; -0.522 (Yelden Meadows)
    TL009673
1988  Map  [41]

Notes[edit]

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.[42]
C Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by English Nature.

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