Knole Park

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Knole Park
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Dry Valley, Knole Park - geograph.org.uk - 857604.jpg
Area of SearchKent
Grid referenceTQ 543 538[1]
InterestBiological
Area383.4 hectares (947 acres)[1]
Notification1991[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Knole Park is a 383.4-hectare (947-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Sevenoaks in Kent.[1][2] About 43 acres of the park belongs to the National Trust as does Knole House that sits within it.[3] The remaining parkland is privately owned.[4] It is in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[5]

The park has acidic woodland, parkland, woods and ponds. It has the best ancient woodland invertebrates in the county, including the nationally rare beetle Platypus cylindrus and several nationally scarce species, and it also has a rich fungus flora.[5]

The park is open to the public.

The park was the location for the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" promotional video.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Knole Park". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Knole Park". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Knole". National Trust. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Interview with Lord Sackville". Kent Life. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Knole Park citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 February 2018.

Coordinates: 51°15′43″N 0°12′36″E / 51.262°N 0.210°E / 51.262; 0.210