Chanctonbury Hill

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Chanctonbury Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Chanctonbury Dew Pond.jpg
Dew pond, home to two species of newt
Chanctonbury Hill is located in West Sussex
Chanctonbury Hill
Location within West Sussex
Area of Search West Sussex
Grid reference TQ143120
Coordinates 50°53′46″N 0°22′26″W / 50.896041°N 0.373808°W / 50.896041; -0.373808Coordinates: 50°53′46″N 0°22′26″W / 50.896041°N 0.373808°W / 50.896041; -0.373808
Interest Biological
Area 78.6 ha (194 acres)
Notification 1954 (1954)
Natural England website

Chanctonbury Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in West Sussex, England. The site is an uncommon woodland type on a chalk escarpment, making it an important area for flora and fauna, including the protected Great Crested Newt.[1]

At the top of the hill is a hill fort known as Chanctonbury Ring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SSSI Citation — Chanctonbury Hill" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009.