Briggins Moor

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Briggins Moor
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Road on Briggins Moor (geograph 2850545).jpg
Briggins Moor is located in Somerset
Briggins Moor
Location within Somerset
Area of SearchSomerset
Grid referenceSS893250
Coordinates51°00′49″N 3°34′46″W / 51.01369°N 3.57944°W / 51.01369; -3.57944Coordinates: 51°00′49″N 3°34′46″W / 51.01369°N 3.57944°W / 51.01369; -3.57944
InterestBiological
Area37.8 hectares (0.378 km2; 0.146 sq mi)
Notification1994 (1994)
Natural England website

Briggins Moor is a 15.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset, notified in 1994. The site is south of Dulverton and close to the border with Devon.

This site is an example of unimproved mire of a type which is restricted to south-west England and Wales and which has been significantly reduced in extent in the recent past. Purple moor-grass (Molinia caerulea) and meadow thistle (Cirsium dissectum) are abundant. There is a large colony of the marsh fritillary butterfly (Eurodryas aurinia).[1]

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  1. ^ English Nature citation sheet for the site Archived September 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine (accessed 9 August 2006)

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