Flordon Common

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Flordon Common
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Flordon Common - geograph.org.uk - 163528.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTM 182 972[1]
InterestBiological
Area9.9 hectares (24 acres)[1]
Notification1985[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Flordon Common is a 9.9-hectare (24-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south-east of Wymondham in Norfolk.[1][2] It is a registered common[3] part of the Norfolk Valley Fens Special Area of Conservation.[4]

Springs emerge from this chalk valley of the River Tas, resulting in a species-rich calcareous fen, including the very rare narrow-mouthed whorl snail. On higher ground there is chalk grassland, which is traditionally managed by grazing, allowing the survival of many locally rare plants.[3]

The common is open to the public.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Flordon Common". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Flordon Common". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Flordon Common citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Norfolk Valley Fens". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

Coordinates: 52°31′44″N 1°12′54″E / 52.529°N 1.215°E / 52.529; 1.215