Dengie nature reserve

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Dengie
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Tillingham Marshes - far eastern edge. - geograph.org.uk - 1311468.jpg
Tillingham Marshes
Area of SearchEssex
Grid referenceTM045030
InterestBiological
Geological
Area3105.0 hectares
Notification1986
Location mapMagic Map
Designations
Official nameDengie
Designated24 March 1994
Reference no.651[1]

Dengie nature reserve is a 3,105 hectare biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest between the estuaries of the Blackwater and Crouch near Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex.[2][3] It is also a National Nature Reserve,[4] a Special Protection Area,[5] a Nature Conservation Review site,[2] a Geological Conservation Review site[6] and a Ramsar site.[7] It is part of the Essex estuaries Special Area of Conservation.[8] An area of 12 hectares is the Bradwell Shell Bank nature reserve, which is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust.[9]

It consists of large, remote area of tidal mud-flats and salt marshes at the eastern end of the Dengie peninsula . The Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall overlooks some of the site.

It is a wetland of international importance and provides habitats for:

Sunken barges used as a breakwater, in the northern part of the SPA
View southward near the Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dengie". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Dengie citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Map of Dengie". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Essex's National Nature Reserves". Natural England. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Dengie (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 1)". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Dengie (Coastal Geomorphology of England)". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Designated and Proposed Ramsar sites in the UK and Overseas Territories & Crown Dependencies". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Essex Estuaries". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Bradwell Shell Bank Nature Reserve". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 26 February 2016.

Coordinates: 51°40′59″N 0°56′53″E / 51.683°N 0.948°E / 51.683; 0.948