Congrove Field and The Tumps

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Congrove Field and The Tumps
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Congrove Field and The Tumps is located in Somerset
Congrove Field and The Tumps
Location within Somerset
Area of Search Avon
Grid reference ST713698
Coordinates 51°25′35″N 2°24′51″W / 51.42647°N 2.41418°W / 51.42647; -2.41418Coordinates: 51°25′35″N 2°24′51″W / 51.42647°N 2.41418°W / 51.42647; -2.41418
Interest Biological
Area 30.8 acres (0.125 km2; 0.0481 sq mi)
Notification 1991 (1991)
Natural England website

Congrove Field and The Tumps is a (grid reference ST713698) is a 12.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on Lansdown Hill, north of Bath in Bath and North East Somerset, notified in 1991.

It is an area of calcareous grassland lying over Oolitic (Jurassic) Limestone covered by shallow, well-drained soils. The Tumps is above Congrove Field, and is believed to be the site of mining activities in the past. The grassland communities present are of the Tor-grass (Brachypodium pinnatum) type showing elements of both the Meadow Oat-grass-wild thyme (Avenula pratensis)(Thymus praecox) and the Knapweed-Rough Hawkbit (Centaurea nigra)(Leontodon hispidus) variants.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congrove Field and the Tumps, Lansdown" (PDF). SSSI citation sheet. English Nature. Retrieved 2008-10-22.