List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Norfolk

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The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Norfolk, England. 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 May 2014 there were 162 SSSIs within Norfolk. 130 are biological, 29 geological and 3 both biological and geological.[2]

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

Sites[edit]

Site name Reason for designation Area[F] Grid reference[B][C] Year in which notified[D] Map[E]
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Alderfen Broad Green tickY 20.6 51.0 TG355195 1984  Map 
Alderford Common Green tickY 16.8 41.6 TG129184 1986  Map 
Ant Broads and Marshes Green tickY 742.6 1,834.3 TG362213 1989  Map 
Aslacton Parish Land Green tickY 4.3 10.6 TM156918 1985  Map 
Badley Moor Green tickY 18.1 44.7 TG013117 1986  Map 
Barnhamcross Common Green tickY 67.3 166.2 TL 865813 1986  Map 
Bawsey Green tickY 1.3 3.1 TF680194 1992  Map 
Beeston Cliffs Green tickY 11.0 27.2 TG167434 to TG 171433 1985  Map 
Beetley and Hoe Meadows Green tickY 11.7 28.9 TF 982174 , TF 982174 1985  Map 
Bilsey Hill Green tickY 2.5 6.1 TF023416 1992  Map 
Blackborough End Pit Green tickY 13.5 33.4 TF670145 1993  Map 
Blo' Norton and Thelnetham Fen[A] Green tickY 21.0 52.0 TM017790 1983  Map 
Booton Common Green tickY 7.8 19.1 TG113230 1984  Map 
Boughton Fen Green tickY 15.0 36.0 TF718015 1983  Map 
Bramerton Pits Green tickY 0.5 1.2 TG295060 , TG298061 1985  Map 
Breckland Farmland[A] Green tickY 13,335.7 32,953.2 TL 762783 2000  Map 
Breckland Forest[A] Green tickY Green tickY 18,078.7 44,673.4 TL819839 2000  Map 
Breydon Water Green tickY 506.5 1,251.5 TG500075 1987  Map 
Bridgham & Brettenham Heaths Green tickY 446.0 1,102.0 TL922865 1982  Map 
Briton's Lane Gravel Pit Green tickY 20.9 51.6 TG 169415 1985  Map 
Broad Fen, Dilham Green tickY 36.6 91.1 TG343255 1983  Map 
Broome Heath Pit Green tickY 5.6 13.9 TM348917 1995  Map 
Bryant's Heath, Felmingham Green tickY 17.6 43.4 TG259294 1985  Map 
Bure Broads and Marshes Green tickY 736.5 1,819.9 TG337166 1991  Map 
Burgh Common and Muckfleet Marshes Green tickY 118.0 291.6 TG440117 1986  Map 
Buxton Heath Green tickY 67.0 165.6 TG175218 1986  Map 
Caistor St. Edmund Chalk Pit Green tickY 23.8 58.8 TG 239048 1985  Map 
Calthorpe Broad Green tickY 43.5 107.4 TG412258 1984  Map 
Cantley Marshes Green tickY 296.0 664.8 TG370040 1997  Map 
Castle Acre Common Green tickY 17.7 43.7 TF802152 1990  Map 
Catton Grove Chalk Pit Green tickY 0.1 0.1 TG229109 1986  Map 
Cawston & Marsham Heath Green tickY 125.7 310.6 TG170235 1986  Map 
Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey Green tickY 6.9 17.0 TF985430 1984  Map 
Coston Fen, Runhall Green tickY 7.3 18.0 TG062066 1992  Map 
Cranberry Rough Hockham Green tickY 81.4 201.1 TL 934936 1983  Map 
Cranwich Camp Green tickY 12.6 31.2 TL775942  Map 
Crostwick Marsh Green tickY 11.2 27.6 TG263165 1985  Map 
Damgate Marshes, Acle Green tickY 63.9 157.7 TG413097 1993  Map 
Decoy Carr, Acle Green tickY 55.4 136.8 TG405090 1985  Map 
Dereham Rush Meadow Green tickY 20.6 50.9 TF976140 1989  Map 
Dersingham Bog Green tickY 159.1 293.2 TF675289 1986  Map 
Didlington Park Lakes Green tickY 25.9 62.0 TL777963 1983  Map 
Dillington Carr, Gressenhall Green tickY 49.0 121.0 TF971158 1986  Map 
Ducan's Marsh, Claxton Green tickY 3.6 8.8 TG339027 1986  Map 
East Harling Common Green tickY 14.9 37.0 TM000879 1989  Map 
East Runton Cliffs Green tickY 19.7 48.6 TG194430 to TG205427 1985  Map 
East Ruston Common Green tickY 38.3 98.6 TG340280 1986  Map 
East Walton and Adcock's Common Green tickY 62.9 155.4 TF734164 1985  Map 
East Winch Common Green tickY 25.6 63.3 TF702158 1984  Map 
East Wretham Heath Green tickY 141.1 348.6 TL910882 1983  Map 
Eaton Chalk Pit Green tickY 0.2 0.4 TG209064 1986  Map 
Edgefield Little Wood Green tickY 5.5 13.6 TG107342 1985  Map 
Elm Road Field, Thetford Green tickY 5.0 12.4 TL860815 1996  Map 
Felbrigg Woods Green tickY 162.5 401.5 TG196401 1987  Map 
Field Barn Heaths, Hilborough Green tickY 18.6 45.9 TF819017 1987  Map 
Flordon Common Green tickY 10.1 24.8 TM183971 1985  Map 
Forncett Meadows Green tickY 5.4 13.3 TM166926 1985  Map 
Foulden Common Green tickY 136.8 338.0 TF762002 1984  Map 
Foxley Wood Green tickY 122.7 303.2 TG056227 1986  Map 
Fritton Common Green tickY 19.8 48.9 TM224921 1985  Map 
Gawdyhall Big Wood, Harleston Green tickY 30.0 74.1 TM250850 1986  Map 
Geldeston Meadows Green tickY 13.4 33.2 TM396916 1988  Map 
Glandford (Hurdle Lane) Green tickY 7.9 19.5 TG054416 1992  Map 
Glandford (Letheringsett Road) Green tickY 1.0 2.4 TG043411 1992  Map 
Gooderstone Warren Green tickY 22.0 54.2 TF799014 1987  Map 
Great Cressingham Fen Green tickY 13.7 33.8 TF848022 1988  Map 
Great Yarmouth North Denes Green tickY 92.4 228.2 TG533100 1992  Map 
Grimes Graves Green tickY 64.9 160.3 TL815900 1985  Map 
Grimston Warren Pit Green tickY 7.2 17.8 TF673223 1996  Map 
Gunton Park Lake Green tickY 18.4 45.4 TG221345 1986  Map 
Hall Farm Fen, Hemsby Green tickY 9.0 22.2 TG481170 1986  Map 
Halvergate Marshes Green tickY 1,430.1 3,535.4 TG450050 1982  Map 
Happisburgh Cliffs Green tickY 5.9 14.5 TG379314 , TG383311 1985  Map 
Hardley Flood Green tickY 48.1 118.8 TM380997 1990  Map 
Heacham Brick Pit Green tickY 0.9 2.1 TF679364 1984  Map 
Hedenham Wood Green tickY 34.0 84.1 TM314946 1988  Map 
Hilgay Heronry Green tickY 1.8 4.5 TL635992 1985  Map 
Hockering Wood Green tickY 87.7 216.8 TG073144 1984  Map 
Holkham Brick Pit Green tickY 0.4 1.1 TF862428 1984  Map 
Holly Farm Meadow, Wendling Green tickY 2.5 6.2 TF936131 1984  Map 
Holt Lowes Green tickY 49.3 121.8 TG088374 1986  Map 
Honeypot Wood, Wendling Green tickY 9.0 22.3 TF932144 1984  Map 
Hooks Well Meadows, Great Cressingham Green tickY 16.1 39.7 TF838011 1991  Map 
Horningtoft Wood Green tickY 9.0 22.3 TF948238 1985  Map 
Horse Wood, Mileham Green tickY 7.1 17.5 TF922186 1985  Map 
Hunstanton Cliffs Green tickY 4.5 11.1 TF672413 , TF679424 1984  Map 
Hunstanton Park Esker Green tickY 17.1 42.3 TF695409 1990  Map 
Islington Heronry Green tickY 1.2 2.9 TF568189 1984  Map 
Kelling Heath Green tickY 88.2 217.9 TG101420 1986  Map 
Kenninghall & Banham Fens With Quidenham Mere Green tickY 48.9 120.8 TM041875 1985  Map 
Leet Hill, Kirby Cane Green tickY 6.6 16.3 TM381929 1994  Map 
Leziate, Sugar and Derby Fens Green tickY 86.3 213.2 TF703201 , TF693207 , TF702208 1985  Map 
Limpenhoe Meadows Green tickY 11.6 28.7 TG399031 1985  Map 
Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe Green tickY 36.0 90.0 TM140980 1983  Map 
Ludham - Potter Heigham Marshes Green tickY 99.0 244.6 TG410178 1990  Map 
Mattishall Moor Green tickY 5.5 13.6 TG028116 2001  Map 
Middle Harling Fen Green tickY 12.7 31.3 TL989582 1986  Map 
Morston Cliff Green tickY 0.9 2.1 TF990441 1984  Map 
Mundesley Cliffs Green tickY 28.7 70.9 TG317365 , TG331352 1984  Map 
Narborough Railway Embankment Green tickY 7.9 19.5 TF750118 to TF763101 1989  Map 
New Buckenham Common Green tickY 20.0 49.4 TM094908 1984  Map 
North Norfolk Coast Green tickY 7,700 19,027 TF690443 to TG095440 1986  Map 
Old Bodney Camp Green tickY 32.2 79.5 TL848991 1986  Map 
Old Buckenham Fen Green tickY 34.8 86.0 TM048920 1986  Map 
Overstrand Cliffs Green tickY 57.4 141.9 TG227419 to TG248411  Map 
Paston Great Barn Green tickY 1.0 2.3 TG322344 1999  Map 
Poplar Farm Meadows, Langley Green tickY 7.2 17.9 TG370021 1985  Map 
Potter & Scarning Fens, East Dereham Green tickY 5.5 13.7 TF982120 1984  Map 
Potter's Carr, Cranworth Green tickY 5.7 14.1 TF980041 1986  Map 
Priory Meadows, Hickling Green tickY 24.0 59.3 TG417254 1986  Map 
Pulham Market Big Wood Green tickY 4.7 11.6 TM205896 1986  Map 
Redgrave and Lopham Fen[A] Green tickY 142.9 308.7 TM050797 1985  Map 
Ringstead Downs Green tickY 7.0 17.3 TF691401 1986  Map 
River Nar Green tickY 233.4 576.8 TF897198 to TF622184 1992  Map 
River Wensum Green tickY 393.3 971.9 TF942246 to TG250078 1993  Map 
Rosie Curston's Meadow, Mattishall Green tickY 2.3 5.8 TG041124 1994  Map 
Roydon Common Green tickY 194.1 479.6 TF685225 1984  Map 
Scoulton Mere Green tickY 33.7 83.2 TF985014 1984  Map 
Sea Mere, Hingham Green tickY 36.3 89.6 TG035012 1985  Map 
Setchey Green tickY 32.0 79.2 TF633132 1993  Map 
Sexton Wood Green tickY 37.6 92.8 TM299916 1983  Map 
Shallam Dyke Marshes, Thurne Green tickY 70.4 173.9 TG399165 1986  Map 
Shelfanger Meadows Green tickY 10.7 26.4 TM110828 1988  Map 
Sheringham and Beeston Regis Commons Green tickY 24.0 59.3 TG164424 1985  Map 
Shotesham Common Green tickY 19.6 48.4 TM241998 1987  Map 
Shotesham-woodton Hornbeam Woods Green tickY 40.9 101.0 TM253975 , TM258948 , TM249978, TM268944 1988  Map 
Sidestrand and Trimingham Cliffs Green tickY Green tickY 67 168 TG252408 to TG305375 1993  Map 
Smallburgh Fen Green tickY 7.3 18.0 TG327246 1985  Map 
Snettisham Carstone Quarry Green tickY 10.6 26.2 TF685349 1984  Map 
Southrepps Common Green tickY 15.3 13.1 TG261350 1990  Map 
St James' Pit Green tickY 3.3 8.1 TG242094 1995  Map 
Stanford Training Area Green tickY Green tickY 4,681.1 11,567.2 TL870940 1985  Map 
Stanley and Alder Carrs, Aldeby Green tickY 43.5 107.4 TM434928 1986  Map 
Stiffkey Valley Green tickY 44.3 109.5 TF982433 2002  Map 
Swangey Fen, Attleborough Green tickY 82.3 203.3 TM 15932 1984  Map 
Swannington Upgate Common Green tickY 20.0 49.5 TG148181 1985  Map 
Swanton Novers Woods Green tickY 83.4 206.0 TF987328 , TG008333 , TG015313 , TG007316 1988  Map 
Sweetbriar Road Meadows, Norwich Green tickY 9.5 23.6 TG208097 1986  Map 
Syderstone Common Green tickY 42.5 105.0 TF 834315 1983  Map 
The Brinks, Northwold Green tickY 16.3 40.3 TL756954 1996  Map 
The Wash[G] Green tickY 63,135 156,006 TF550400 1983  Map 
Thetford Golf Course & Marsh Green tickY 119.6 295.5 TL 845838 1985  Map 
Thompson Water, Carr and Common Green tickY 156.0 385.5 TL930955 1988  Map 
Tindall Wood, Ditchingham Green tickY 41.0 101.3 TM327935 1988  Map 
Trinity Broads Green tickY 314.5 777.1 TG455133 to TG477168 1988  Map 
Upper Thurne Broads and Marshes Green tickY 1,159.1 2,864.2 TG430210 1988  Map 
Upton Broad & Marshes Green tickY 194.0 479.3 TG390137 1986  Map 
Warham Camp Green tickY 5.0 12.4 TF944409 1984  Map 
Wayland Wood, Watton Green tickY 33 81 TL925996 1983  Map 
Weeting Heath Green tickY 140.8 348.0 TL757884 1987  Map 
Wells Chalk Pit Green tickY 5.7 14.0 TF929429 14.0  Map 
West Runton Cliffs Green tickY 17.6 43.4 TG183432 , TG192430 1984  Map 
Westwick Lakes Green tickY 9.6 23.6 TG273274 1985  Map 
Weybourne Cliffs Green tickY 39.8 98.3 TG111437 to TG152435 1985  Map 
Weybourne Town Pit Green tickY 0.6 1.5 TG114431 1983  Map 
Whitwell Common Green tickY 19.2 47.4 TG088206 1984  Map 
Wiggenhall St. German's Green tickY 5.1 12.6 TF588139 1992  Map 
Winterton Dunes and Horsey Dunes Green tickY 427.2 1,055.6 TG490210 1989  Map 
Wiveton Downs Green tickY 0.6 1.5 TG023433 1992  Map 
Wretham Park Meres Green tickY 27.5 67.9 TL 902918 1989  Map 
Wretton Green tickY 19.9 49.1 TL685992 1985  Map 
Yare Broads and Marshes Green tickY 735.8 1,818.2 TG330063 1988  Map 

Notes[edit]

A Partly in Suffolk.
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.[3]
C Those SSSIs with more than one OS grid reference are composed of multiple sections, separated by non-SSSI land.[3]
D Site notification consists of designating a site as an SSSI and consulting with the owner(s). This list uses the date notified under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
E Link to maps using the Magic Map service provided by Natural England.
F Data rounded to one decimal place (except where only whole numbers are supplied).
G Partly in Lincolnshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ How are SSSIs designated, Natural England. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
  2. ^ Search results for Norfolk, Natural England. Retrieved 8 May 2014.^ a b"Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2008-02-21.