Cleeve Hill SSSI, Somerset

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Not to be confused with Cleeve Hill in Gloucestershire.
Cleeve Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Cleeve Hill SSSI, Somerset is located in Somerset
Cleeve Hill SSSI, Somerset
Location within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST056428
Coordinates 51°10′36″N 3°21′07″W / 51.17662°N 3.35181°W / 51.17662; -3.35181Coordinates: 51°10′36″N 3°21′07″W / 51.17662°N 3.35181°W / 51.17662; -3.35181
Interest Biological
Area 15.1 hectares (0.151 km2; 0.058 sq mi)
Notification 1989 (1989)
Natural England website

Cleeve Hill (grid reference ST056428) is a 15.1 hectare (37.4 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Old Cleeve and Watchet in Somerset, notified in 1989.

The site covers a moderate to steeply sloping south face of the Washford River Valley. It supports a rich and diverse calcareous grassland community with associated mixed woodland and scrub. The site contains two species of plant which are nationally rare in Great Britain, Nit-grass (Gastridium ventricosum) and Rough Marsh-mallow (Althaea hirsuta).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cleeve Hill" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2006-09-09.