Langham Pond

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Langham Pond, Runnymede

Langham Pond is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Surrey, England.[1]

Langham Pond was created when the meandering River Thames formed an oxbow lake. Its status as a wetland Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) was first notified in 1975 and later reviewed under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 when the protected area was extended to 64 acres (260,000 m2) within Runnymede as managed by the National Trust.[14]

The pond and associated meadow form a habitat considered unique in Southern England and of international importance for nature conservation. The flora and fauna include nationally scarce plants and insects including a species of fly unrecorded elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

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  1. ^ English Nature

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Coordinates: 51°26′16″N 0°33′21″W / 51.4379°N 0.5559°W / 51.4379; -0.5559