List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Oxfordshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Oxfordshire, a county in South East England. It has an area of 2,605 square kilometres and a population of 648,700. In England, the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which is responsible for protecting England's natural environment. Notification as an SSSI gives legal protection to the best sites for wildlife and geology.[1] As of 2011, there are 110 SSSIs in this Area of Search, 76 of which have been designated for biological interest, 27 for geological interest, and 7 for both biological and geological interest.[2]

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

The data in the table is taken from English Nature's website in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI.[3]

Sites[edit]

Site name Reason for designation Area[A] Grid reference[B][C] Year in which notified[D] Map[E] Location
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Alvescot Meadows Green tickY 2.7 6.7 SP273050 & SP278049 1992  Map  Alvescot
Appleton Lower Common Green tickY 43.3 117.0 SP425007 1986  Map  Appleton
Ardley Cutting and Quarry Green tickY Green tickY 40.1 99.1 SP540269 1988  Map  Ardley
Ardley Trackways Green tickY 63.6 157.1 SP540248 2010  Map  Ardley
Arncott Bridge Meadows Green tickY 8.7 21.4 SP608185 1985  Map  Ambrosden
Ashdown Park Green tickY 9.2 22.7 SU285820 1986  Map  Lambourn
Aston Rowant Green tickY Green tickY 128.5 317.5 SU728972 1988  Map  Aston Rowant
Aston Rowant Cutting Green tickY 4.0 9.8 SU728965 to SU737965 1986  Map  Aston Rowant
Aston Rowant Woods Green tickY 209.7 518 SU750984 1986  Map  Aston Rowant
Aston Upthorpe Downs Green tickY 38.7 95.7 SU545834 & SU536835 1984  Map  Cholsey
Barrow Farm Fen Green tickY 6.6 16.3 SU468975 1986  Map  Abingdon
Bear, Oveys and Great Bottom Woods Green tickY 58.6 144.8 SU693840 & SU703830 1986  Map  Henley-on-Thames
Berins Hill Bank Green tickY 1.8 4.4 SU654852 1986  Map  Cholsey
Berrick Trench Green tickY 2.0 5.0 SU705882 1988  Map  Henley-on-Thames
Bestmoor Green tickY 12.4 30.6 SP493297 1990  Map  Deddington
Bix Bottom Green tickY 103.0 245.5 SU715880 1986  Map  Henley-on-Thames
Blenheim Park Green tickY 225.2 556.6 SP435167 1986  Map  Woodstock
Bould Wood Green tickY 58.7 145.0 SP253205 1986  Map  Bruern
Brasenose Wood and Shotover Hill Green tickY 109.5 270.6 SP567058 1986  Map  Oxford
Buckland Warren Green tickY 0.03 0.07 SU333963 1993  Map  Buckland
Cassington Meadows Green tickY 7.0 17.4 SP463101 1993  Map  Cassington
Chimney Meadows Green tickY 49.7 122.8 SP352000 1986  Map  Buckland
Chinnor Chalk Pit Green tickY 66.1 163.3 SU755998 1986  Map  Chinnor
Chinnor Hill Green tickY 27.3 67.4 SP766007 1986  Map  Chinnor
Cothill Fen Green tickY 43.6 107.6 SU456993SP468013 1993  Map  Abingdon
Culham Brake Green tickY 1.4 3.5 SU508964 1985  Map  Abingdon
Cumnor Green tickY 0.2 0.5 SP46040325 & SP46180324 1990  Map  Cumnor
Ditchley Road Quarry Green tickY 12.2 30.2 SP370200 1986  Map  Charlbury
Dry Sandford Pit Green tickY Green tickY 4 10 SU467995 1986  Map  Abingdon
Ducklington Mead Green tickY 5.6 13.8 SP363077 1986  Map  Witney
Fernham Meadows Green tickY 21.9 54.1 SU294907 1990  Map  Faringdon
Frilford Heath, Ponds and Fens Green tickY 110.2 272.4 SU442985 1986  Map  Abingdon
Glyme Valley Green tickY 28.4 70.3 SP340259 1988  Map  Chipping Norton
Grafton Lock Meadow Green tickY 11.1 27.4 SU273991 1986  Map  Faringdon
Hackpen, Warren & Gramp's Hill Downs Green tickY 72.9 180.1 SU355845 1986  Map  Letcombe Bassett
Harpsden Wood Green tickY 25.8 63.8 SU761804 1990  Map  Henley-on-Thames
Hartslock Green tickY 42.2 104.2 SU619793 1986  Map  Goring-on-Thames
Highlands Farm Pit Green tickY 0.6 1.4 SU744813 1986  Map  Henley-on-Thames
Holly Court Bank Green tickY 4.6 11.4 SP387152 1986  Map  Woodstock
Holly Wood Green tickY 24.2 60.2 SP588100 1986  Map  Beckley
Holton Wood Green tickY 49.5 122.3 SP603080 1984  Map  Oxford
Hook Meadow and The Trap Grounds Green tickY 11.3 27.9 SP496092 to SP502087 1986  Map  Oxford
Hook Norton Cutting & Banks Green tickY Green tickY 6.8 16.7 SP360320 1986  Map  Chipping Norton
Horsehay Quarries Green tickY 8.2 20.6 SP456273 & SP456276 1987  Map  Steeple Aston
Hurst Hill Green tickY Green tickY 20.6 51.0 SP477043 1986  Map  Cumnor
Iffley Meadows Green tickY 36.2 89.5 SP524038 1986  Map  Oxford
Kirtlington Quarry Green tickY 3.3 8.2 SP494199 1986  Map  Kirtlington
Knightsbridge Lane Green tickY 1.7 4.3 SU683969 1987  Map  Watlington
Lamb and Flag Quarry Green tickY 0.2 0.4 SU380974 1986  Map  Southmoor
Lambridge Wood Green tickY 73.8 182.3 SU734845 1984  Map  Henley-on-Thames
Langley's Lane Meadow Green tickY 3.5 8.6 SP391015 1985  Map  Standlake
Little Tew Meadows Green tickY 40.0 98.0 SP377281 1995  Map  Chipping Norton
Little Wittenham Green tickY 68.8 169.9 SU571929 2000  Map  Wallingford
Littlemore Railway Cutting Green tickY 0.5 1.3 SP532028 1986  Map  Oxford
Littleworth Brick Pit Green tickY 1.2 3.9 SP588054 1987  Map  Wheatley
Long Hanborough Gravel Pit Green tickY 4.3 10.6 SP419137 1986  Map  Long Hanborough
Lye Valley Green tickY 2.5 6.3 SP548052 & SP547058 1987  Map  Oxford
Lyehill Quarry Green tickY 3.0 7.5 SP592068 1986  Map  Wheatley
Magdalen Grove Green tickY 0.4 1.0 SP520065 1991  Map  Oxford
Magdalen Quarry Green tickY 0.4 1.0 SP552071 1986  Map  Oxford
Middle Barton Fen Green tickY 11.3 27.9 SP443263 1990  Map  Westcott Barton
Moulsford Downs Green tickY 11.3 28.0 SU578827 1986  Map  Moulsford
Murcott Meadows Green tickY 22.8 56.3 SP593139 1986  Map  Oxford
Neithrop Fields Cutting Green tickY 1.5 3.8 SP593139 1986  Map  Banbury
New Marston Meadows Green tickY 44.4 109.7 SP520076 1993  Map  Oxford
Otmoor Green tickY 211.6 522.9 SP575130 1988  Map  Beckley
Out Wood Green tickY 19.2 47.5 SP408208 1986  Map  Charlbury
Pishill Woods Green tickY 42.2 104.1 SU715901 & SU713905 1984  Map  Watlington
Pixey and Yarnton Meads Green tickY 85.6 211.5 SP480105 1986  Map  Oxford
Port Meadow With Wolvercote Common & Green Green tickY 166.7 411.9 SP495083 1986  Map  Oxford
Priest's Hill Green tickY 1.0 2.6 SU700872 1986  Map  Nettlebed
Reed Hill Green tickY 14.0 34.5 SP380173 1987  Map  Charlbury
Rock Edge Green tickY 1.8 4.5 SP550064 1986  Map  Oxford
Rushy Meadows Green tickY 8.7 21.6 SP481143 1985  Map  Kidlington
Salt Way, Ditchley Green tickY 2.1 5.2 SP384195 1988  Map  Charlbury
Sarsgrove Wood Green tickY 41.5 102.5 SP305243 1985  Map  Chipping Norton
Sharp's Hill Quarry Green tickY 2.4 5.8 SP338359 1986  Map  Hook Norton
Sheep's Banks Green tickY 5.1 12.5 SP443210 1986  Map  Woodstock
Shellingford Crossroads Quarry Green tickY 2.6 6.4 SU326942 1986  Map  Faringdon
Shipton-on-Cherwell & Whitehill Farm Quarries Green tickY 27.7 68.3 SP474176 & SP478186 1986  Map  Woodstock
Shirburn Hill Green tickY 64.5 159.5 SU715955 1986  Map  Watlington
Sidling's Copse and College Pond Green tickY 22.2 54.9 SP555095 1986  Map  Oxford
Spartum Fen Green tickY 8.0 19.7 SP654016 1986  Map  Thame
Stanton Great Wood Green tickY 57.5 142.2 SP588093 1987  Map  Oxford
Stanton Harcourt Green tickY 0.7 1.7 SP414051 1990  Map  Stanton Harcourt
Stonesfield Common, Bottoms & Banks Green tickY 27.5 67.8 SP392166 1989  Map  Woodstock
Stonesfield Slate Mines Green tickY 0.8 1.9 SP392172 & SP388168 & SP379173 & SP387171 1986  Map  Woodstock
Stratton Audley Quarries Green tickY 8.7 21.5 SP60052545 & SP602250 1986  Map  Bicester
Sturt Copse Green tickY 5.3 12.9 SP400150 1987  Map  Woodstock
Sugworth Green tickY 0.6 1.4 SP513008 1986  Map  Abingdon
Swyncombe Downs Green tickY 46.4 115.1 SU672915 1984  Map  Wallingford
Taynton Quarries Green tickY 41.1 101.6 SP235150 1988  Map  Burford
Tuckmill Meadows Green tickY 6.1 15.1 SU240900 1988  Map  Watchfield
Warren Bank Green tickY 3.1 7.5 SU653857 1986  Map  Wallingford
Waterperry Wood Green tickY 140.2 346.4 SP605090 1986  Map  Oxford
Watlington and Pyrton Hills Green tickY 110.9 273.9 SU705936 1986  Map  Watlington
Wendlebury Meads and Mansmoor Closes Green tickY 73.2 180.9 SP562175 1986  Map  Bicester
Weston Fen Green tickY 13.0 32.1 SP526194 1986  Map  Bicester
Westwell Gorse Green tickY 2.4 5.8 SP219113 1994  Map  Burford
Whitecross Green and Oriel Woods Green tickY 64.1 158.4 SP603144 1985  Map  Beckley
Whitehill Wood Green tickY 3.4 8.4 SP391155 1986  Map  Woodstock
White Horse Hill Green tickY Green tickY 103.2 254.9 SU302868 1986  Map  Uffington
Wicklesham and Coxwell Pits Green tickY 12.8 31.6 SU285942 & SU289941 & SU292942 1986  Map  Faringdon
Wolvercote Meadows Green tickY 9.2 22.7 SP484096 1986  Map  Oxford
Woodeaton Quarry Green tickY 6.4 15.8 SP533123 1986  Map  Beckley
Woodeaton Wood Green tickY 14.1 34.9 SP450112 1986  Map  Beckley
Worsham Lane Green tickY 0.5 1.3 SP308096 1986  Map  Witney
Wychwood Green tickY Green tickY 530.5 1,310.9 SP332158 1988  Map  Charlbury
Wytham Ditches and Flushes Green tickY 5.7 14.0 SP465098 1986  Map  Oxford
Wytham Woods Green tickY 426.5 1,053.8 SP462083 1986  Map  Oxford

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 Those SSSIs with more than one OS grid reference are composed of multiple sections, separated by non-SSSI land.[4]
D This list uses the date notified under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
E Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by Natural England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Natural England, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, The designation process
  2. ^ Natural England, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Search results for Oxfordshireshire
  3. ^ Natural England citation sheets for each SSSI. Retrieved on 2011-12-06. (PDF files).
  4. ^ a b "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-30.