Hankley Farm

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Hankley Farm
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Hankley Farm (1).jpg
Area of SearchSurrey
Grid referenceSU 890 435[1]
InterestBiological
Area2.4 hectares (5.9 acres)[1]
Notification1994[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Hankley Farm is a 2.4-hectare (5.9-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) west of Elstead in Surrey.[1][2]

This sandy arable field has been designated an SSSI because of its large population of a nationally endangered plant, red-tipped cudweed. This was formerly a common weed on arable fields, but it has been in sharp decline since the 1960s. The colonies in the site and neighbouring fields may represent as much as 50% of the British population.[3]

The site is private land with no public access.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Hankley Farm". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Hankley Farm". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Hankley Farm citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 18 December 2018.

Coordinates: 51°11′02″N 0°43′41″W / 51.184°N 0.728°W / 51.184; -0.728