List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Kent

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A view of Wye and Crundale Downs, designated as an SSSI for both its biological and geological interest.

The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Kent, 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 2008, there are 98 sites designated in this Area of Search, of which 67 have been designated due to their biological interest, 21 due to their geological interest and 10 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.

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

Sites[edit]

Site name Reason for Designation Area[A] Grid reference[B] Year in which notified References
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres Map[C] Citation[D]
Alex Farm Pastures Green tickY 4.5 11.2 TQ968369 1994  Map  [1]
Alkham, Lydden and Swingfield Woods Green tickY 226.1 558.7 TR260440 1951  Map  [2]
Allington Quarry Green tickY 0.6 1.5 TQ743576 1993  Map  [3]
Aylesford Pit Green tickY 1.9 4.6 TQ730594 1990  Map  [4]
Baker's Hole Green tickY 6.5 16.1 TQ612741 1951  Map  [5]
Bourne Alder Carr Green tickY 15.3 37.8 TQ607550 1968  Map  [6]
Brookland Wood Green tickY 10.7 26.4 TQ661388 1981  Map  [7]
Charing Beech Hangers Green tickY 53.1 131.2 TQ979484 1968  Map  [8]
Chattenden Woods Green tickY 133.4 329.5 TQ751737 1968  Map  [9]
Chequer's Wood and Old Park Green tickY Green tickY 106.9 264.1 TR174587 1968  Map  [10]
Church Woods, Blean Green tickY 297.1 733.8 TR109603 1951  Map  [11]
Cobham Woods Green tickY 235.2 581.2 TQ699686 1968  Map  [12]
Combwell Wood Green tickY 110.8 173.7 TQ706342 1968  Map  [13]
Cowden Meadow Green tickY 1.2 2.9 TQ481414 1981  Map  [14]
Cowden Pound Pastures Green tickY 5.8 14.3 TQ459433 1994  Map  [15]
Dalham Farm Green tickY 9.0 22.2 TQ778753 1981  Map  [16]
Darenth Wood Green tickY 121.8 300.1 TQ575722 1968  Map  [17]
Dover to Kingsdown Cliffs Green tickY Green tickY 299.9 741.1 TR332419 1951  Map  [18]
Down Bank Green tickY 6.1 14.9 TR083522 1990  Map  [19]
Dryhill Green tickY 11.5 28.4 TQ499552 1996  Map  [20]
Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay Green tickY Green tickY 9,090.0 22,461.8 TR069201 2006  Map  [21]
East Blean Woods Green tickY 156.8 387.3 TR189640 1981  Map  [22]
Ellenden Wood Green tickY 90.8 224.4 TR101624 1972  Map  [23]
Farningham Wood Green tickY 72.8 179.8 TQ540683 1951  Map  [24]
Folkestone to Etchinghill Escarpment Green tickY Green tickY 269.5 666.2 TR171394 1951  Map  [25]
Folkestone Warren Green tickY Green tickY 299.4 739.8 TR276386 1951  Map  [26]
Gibbin's Brook Green tickY 16.6 41.0 TR117385 1981  Map  [27]
Great Crabbles Wood Green tickY 32.9 81.4 TQ703703 1968  Map  [28]
Great Shuttlesfield Down Green tickY 21.8 53.8 TR176410 1955  Map  [29]
Greatness Brickworks Green tickY 7.5 18.5 TQ535578 1968  Map  [30]
Halling to Trottiscliffe Escarpment Green tickY 648.4 1,602.2 TQ616596 1951  Map  [31]
Ham Street Woods Green tickY 172.2 425.5 TQ996352 1951  Map  [32]
Hart Hill Green tickY 1.5 3.6 TQ943506 1992  Map  [33]
Hatch Park Green tickY 71.8 177.4 TR063410 1968  Map  [34]
High Rocks Green tickY 3.2 7.9 TQ560382 1953  Map  [35]
Hoad's Wood Green tickY 78.2 193.3 TQ953426 1951  Map  [36]
Holborough to Burham Marshes Green tickY 148.5 366.9 TQ712618 1951  Map  [37]
Hollingbourne Downs Green tickY 60.9 150.5 TQ841564 1968  Map  [38]
Hothfield Common Green tickY 56.4 139.3 TQ969458 1951  Map  [39]
Houlder and Monarch Hill Pits, Upper Halling Green tickY 0.6 1.5 TQ687635 1990  Map  [40]
Hubbard's Hill Green tickY 66.4 161.0 TQ535520 1996  Map  [41]
Ileden and Oxenden Woods Green tickY 87.9 217.2 TR219525 1968  Map  [42]
Knole Park Green tickY 376.2 929.2 TQ542538 1968  Map  [43]
Larkey Valley Wood Green tickY 42.7 105.6 TR125553 1951  Map  [44]
Lenham Quarry Green tickY 4.4 10.9 TQ915525 1981  Map  [45]
Lullingstone Park Green tickY 62.0 153.0 TQ513641 1981  Map  [46]
Lydden and Temple Ewell Downs Green tickY 69.3 171.2 TR277453 1951  Map  [47]
Lympne Escarpment Green tickY 143.1 353.6 TR132345 1951  Map  [48]
Lynsore Bottom Green tickY 70.0 172.9 TR160480 1951  Map  [49]
Magpie Bottom Green tickY 113.9 281.4 TQ544610 1951  Map  [50]
Marden Meadows Green tickY 3.5 8.8 TQ762445 1981  Map  [51]
Medway Estuary and Marshes Green tickY 6,840.1 16,895.1 TQ850720 1968  Map  [52]
Northward Hill Green tickY 52.5 129.7 TQ781763 1951  Map  [53]
Oaken Wood Green tickY 17.7 43.7 TQ702549 1985  Map  [54]
Oldbury and Seal Chart Green tickY 173.9 429.7 TQ571558 1951  Map  [55]
One Tree Hill and Bitchet Common Green tickY 76.1 188.1 TQ570535 1951  Map  [56]
Orlestone Forest Green tickY 337.7 834.4 TQ982350 1981  Map  [57]
Otford to Shoreham Downs Green tickY 147.3 363.7 TQ536596 1951  Map  [58]
Otterpool Quarry Green tickY 10.9 26.9 TR113364 1984  Map  [59]
Park Wood, Chilham Green tickY 31.2 77.1 TR043526 1981  Map  [60]
Parkgate Down Green tickY 7.0 17.3 TR168460 1968  Map  [61]
Parsonage Wood Green tickY 9.7 24.0 TQ797329 1981  Map  [62]
Pembury Cutting and Pit Green tickY 1.6 3.9 TQ615414 1968  Map  [63]
Peter's Pit Green tickY 24.0 59.3 TQ717629 1986  Map  [64]
Polebrook Farm Green tickY 12.7 31.4 TQ506477 1981  Map  [65]
Preston Marshes Green tickY 42.9 105.9 TR234605 1968  Map  [66]
Purple Hill Green tickY 15.1 37.3 TQ811622 1951  Map  [67]
Queendown Warren Green tickY 22.2 54.8 TQ828629 1951  Map  [68]
River Beult Green tickY 29.1 71.8 TQ865425 1994  Map  [69]
Robins Wood Green tickY 53.9 133.2 TQ768338 1968  Map  [70]
Rusthall Common Green tickY 2.6 6.4 TQ568395 1992  Map  [71]
Sandwich Bay to Hacklinge Marshes Green tickY 1,756.5 4,338.6 TR353585 1951  Map  [72]
Scord's Wood and Brockhoult Mount Green tickY 245.0 605.4 TQ482520 1963  Map  [73]
Scotney Castle Green tickY 111.9 276.5 TQ690350 1981  Map  [74]
Seabrook Stream Green tickY 23.8 58.8 TR178367 1987  Map  [75]
Sevenoaks Gravel Pits Green tickY 71.0 175.3 TQ522569 1968  Map  [76]
Sheppey Cliffs and Foreshore Green tickY Green tickY 301.5 745.0 TR000731 1984  Map  [77]
Shorne and Ashenbank Woods Green tickY 184.6 456.1 TQ682700 1968  Map  [78]
Sissinghurst Park Wood Green tickY 32.9 81.3 TQ803389 1951  Map  [79]
South Thames Estuary and Marshes Green tickY 5,449.1 13,459.4 TQ770785 1951  Map  [80]
Southborough Pit Green tickY 1.1 2.7 TQ592416 1993  Map  [81]
Spot Lane Quarry Green tickY 0.9 2.2 TQ793542 1992  Map  [82]
Stodmarsh Green tickY 604.4 1493.4 TR222618 1951  Map  [83]
Sturry Pit Green tickY 0.7 1.6 TR174606 1990  Map  [84]
Swanscombe Skull Site Green tickY 3.9 9.6 TQ597743 1951  Map  [85]
Tankerton Slopes Green tickY 2.3 5.6 TR121673 1986  Map  [86]
Thanet Coast Green tickY Green tickY 818.7 2,023.0 TR132675 1981  Map  [87]
The Swale Green tickY 6,568.5 16,230.6 TR000670 1968  Map  [88]
Tower Hill to Cockham Wood Green tickY Green tickY 47.9 118.4 TQ765714 1968  Map  [89]
Trottiscliffe Meadows Green tickY 5.0 12.4 TQ643595 1990  Map  [90]
Wansunt Pit Green tickY 1.9 4.7 TQ514736 1951  Map  [91]
Wateringbury Green tickY 0.2 0.5 TQ688534 1996  Map  [92]
West Blean and Thornden Woods Green tickY 762.5 1,884.2 TR154636 1989  Map  [93]
Westerham Mines Green tickY 26.2 64.7 TQ455528 1981  Map  [94]
Westerham Wood Green tickY 44.0 108.7 TQ439550 1968  Map  [95]
Wouldham to Detling Escarpment Green tickY Green tickY 296.3 732.2 TQ753609 1951  Map  [96]
Wye and Crundale Downs Green tickY Green tickY 348.5 861.0 TR080470 1951  Map  [97]
Yockletts Bank Green tickY 25.3 62.9 TR126477 1951  Map  [98]

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.[4]
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 13 March 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notification of SSSIs". Natural England. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  2. ^ "SSSIs in Wiltshire". Natural England. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ "County search of SSSIs". Natural England. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-13.