List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Essex

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Tidal mud flats, East Mersea
Tidal mud flats, East Mersea, in the Colne Estuary

This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Essex, England, United Kingdom. In England the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which chooses a site because of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features.[1] Natural England uses the borders of Essex to mark one of its Areas of SeWaltham Abbey (town)arch. As of 2012, there are 86 sites designated in this Area of Search.[2] There are 19 sites with a purely geological interest, and 64 listed for biological interest. A further 3 sites are designated for both reasons.

Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Natural England, like its predecessor, uses the 1974–1996 county system[3] and as such the same approach is followed here. The data in the table is taken from Natural England in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI, and the County Background Datasheet for Essex.[4]

For other counties, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.

Key[edit]

Interest[edit]

  • B = a site of biological interest
  • G = a site of geological interest

Sites[edit]

Site name Photograph B G Area[a] Public access Location[a] Other classifications Map Citation
Abberton Reservoir Abberton Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 218063.jpg Green tickY 718.3 hectares (1,775 acres) YES Layer de la Haye
51°49′34″N 0°52′23″E / 51.826°N 0.873°E / 51.826; 0.873 (=Abberton Reservoir)
TL981181
SPA,[5] EWT,[6] NCR,[7] Ramsar[8]  Map  Citation
Ardleigh Gravel Pit Green tickY 0.8 hectares (2.0 acres) Ardleigh
51°54′50″N 0°59′10″E / 51.914°N 0.986°E / 51.914; 0.986 (Ardleigh Gravel Pit)
TM055281
GCR  Map  Citation
Ashdon Meadows Green tickY 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres) Saffron Walden
52°02′10″N 0°19′05″E / 52.036°N 0.318°E / 52.036; 0.318 (Ashdon Meadows)
TL591401
 Map  Citation
Basildon Meadows Green tickY 6.8 hectares (17 acres) Basildon
51°33′11″N 0°27′32″E / 51.553°N 0.459°E / 51.553; 0.459 (Basildon Meadows)
TQ706867
 Map  Citation
Belcher's and Broadfield Woods Green tickY 14.4 hectares (36 acres) Halstead
51°54′32″N 0°37′44″E / 51.909°N 0.629°E / 51.909; 0.629 (Belcher's and Broadfield Woods)
TL809267
EWT  Map  Citation
Benfleet and Southend Marshes Estuarial mudflats at Leigh-on-Sea - geograph.org.uk - 778899.jpg Green tickY 2,373.7 hectares (5,866 acres) YES Southend-on-Sea
51°31′30″N 0°39′25″E / 51.525°N 0.657°E / 51.525; 0.657 (Benfleet And Southend Marshes)
TQ844840
SPA,[9] LNR,[10] EWT,[11] NNR,[12] NCR,[12] Ramsar[8]  Map  Citation
Blackwater Estuary Salt Marsh in Salcott Creek-Blackwater Estuary - geograph.org.uk - 218018.jpg Green tickY 4,403.5 hectares (10,881 acres) YES Maldon
51°42′58″N 0°43′55″E / 51.716°N 0.732°E / 51.716; 0.732 (Blackwater Estuary)
TL888055
SPA,[13] NNR,[14] NCR,[15] SAC,[16] Ramsar[8]  Map  Citation
Blake's Wood & Lingwood Common Bluebells in Blakes Wood - geograph.org.uk - 314771.jpg Green tickY 87.3 hectares (216 acres) YES Danbury
51°43′52″N 0°33′54″E / 51.731°N 0.565°E / 51.731; 0.565 (Blake's Wood & Lingwood Common)
TL772067
NT[17]  Map  Citation
Bovingdon Hall Woods Green tickY 71.3 hectares (176 acres) Halstead
51°55′44″N 0°33′25″E / 51.929°N 0.557°E / 51.929; 0.557 (Bovingdon Hall Woods)
TL759287
 Map  Citation
Bullock Wood Green tickY 23.5 hectares (58 acres) Colchester
51°54′47″N 0°56′02″E / 51.913°N 0.934°E / 51.913; 0.934 (Bullock Wood)
TM019279
 Map  Citation
Canvey Wick Occidental jetty and reed beds at Canvey Wick.jpg Green tickY 93.2 hectares (230 acres) YES Canvey Island
51°31′19″N 0°32′10″E / 51.522°N 0.536°E / 51.522; 0.536 (=Canvey Wick)
TQ760834
RSPB,[18] Buglife[18]  Map  Citation
Cattawade Marshes View across marshes from Cattawade Picnic Site - geograph.org.uk - 1386028.jpg Green tickY 89.2 hectares (220 acres) NO Manningtree
51°57′22″N 1°02′53″E / 51.956°N 1.048°E / 51.956; 1.048 (Cattawade Marshes)
TM095330
AONB,[19] SPA,[19] RSPB,[20] Ramsar  Map  Citation
Chalkney Wood Chalkney wood - main ride - geograph.org.uk - 275321.jpg Green tickY 73.7 hectares (182 acres) YES Earls Colne
51°54′58″N 0°43′23″E / 51.916°N 0.723°E / 51.916; 0.723 (Chalkney Wood)
TL874277
 Map  Citation
Clacton Cliffs and Foreshore Green tickY 26.3 hectares (65 acres) Clacton-on-Sea
51°46′41″N 1°07′30″E / 51.778°N 1.125°E / 51.778; 1.125 (Clacton Cliffs and Foreshore)
TM157134
GCR  Map  Citation
Cliff, Burnham-on-Crouch, TheThe Cliff, Burnham-on-Crouch Green tickY 3.9 hectares (9.6 acres) Burnham-on-Crouch
51°38′10″N 0°46′30″E / 51.636°N 0.775°E / 51.636; 0.775 (The Cliff, Burnham-On-Crouch)
TQ921967
GCR  Map  Citation
Colne Estuary Colne Estuary - geograph.org.uk - 1182369.jpg Green tickY Green tickY 2,986.5 hectares (7,380 acres) YES Brightlingsea
51°48′32″N 0°58′41″E / 51.809°N 0.978°E / 51.809; 0.978 (Colne Estuary)
TM054165
SPA,[21] GCR,[22] NNR,[23] NCR, Ramsar,[8] SAC,[16] EWT[23]  Map  Citation
Coppice, Kelvedon Hatch, TheThe Coppice, Kelvedon Hatch Green tickY 9.3 hectares (23 acres) Kelvedon Hatch
51°40′12″N 0°16′23″E / 51.67°N 0.273°E / 51.67; 0.273 (The Coppice, Kelvedon Hatch)
TQ573992
 Map  Citation
Cornmill Stream and Old River Lea Cornmill Meadows.JPG Green tickY 25.1 hectares (62 acres) YES Waltham Abbey
51°41′31″N 0°00′22″W / 51.692°N 0.006°W / 51.692; -0.006 (Cornmill Stream and Old River Lea)
TL379011
 Map  Citation
Crouch and Roach estuaries Mudflats at River Crouch estuary - geograph.org.uk - 395918.jpg Green tickY 1,746.0 hectares (4,314 acres) YES Burnham-on-Crouch
51°38′13″N 0°41′53″E / 51.637°N 0.698°E / 51.637; 0.698 (Crouch and Roach Estuaries)
TQ868966
SPA,[24] EWT[25] Ramsar,[8] SAC[16]  Map  Citation
Curtismill Green Footpath to Curtismill Green - geograph.org.uk - 729447.jpg Green tickY 47.8 hectares (118 acres) YES Epping
51°38′53″N 0°11′28″E / 51.648°N 0.191°E / 51.648; 0.191 (Curtismill Green)
TQ517966
 Map  Citation
Danbury Common Danbury Common - geograph.org.uk - 1282346.jpg Green tickY 71.0 hectares (175 acres) YES Danbury
51°42′43″N 0°34′19″E / 51.712°N 0.572°E / 51.712; 0.572 (Danbury Common)
TL778046
EWT,[26][27] NT[28]  Map  Citation
Debden Water Green tickY 21.3 hectares (53 acres) Newport
51°58′55″N 0°14′13″E / 51.982°N 0.237°E / 51.982; 0.237 (Debden Water)
TL537339
 Map  Citation
Dengie Tillingham Marshes - far eastern edge. - geograph.org.uk - 1311468.jpg Green tickY Green tickY 3,132.4 hectares (7,740 acres) YES Bradwell-on-Sea
51°40′05″N 0°56′02″E / 51.668°N 0.934°E / 51.668; 0.934 (Dengie)
TM030007
SPA,[29] GCR,[30] NNR,[14] NCR,[31] Ramsar,[8] SAC[16]  Map  Citation
Elsenham Woods Eastend Wood 1.JPG Green tickY NO 44.4 hectares (110 acres) Elsenham
51°54′14″N 0°16′05″E / 51.904°N 0.268°E / 51.904; 0.268
TL561253
 Map  Citation
Epping Forest Epping Forest, Strawberry Hill Pond - geograph.org.uk - 548653.jpg Green tickY 1,790.1 hectares (4,423 acres) YES Epping
51°39′50″N 0°02′20″E / 51.664°N 0.039°E / 51.664; 0.039 (Epping Forest)
TQ411981
SM,[32][33] NCR,[34] SAC[35]  Map  Citation
Foulness Across the marshes to Holiwell Farm - geograph.org.uk - 85159.jpg Green tickY 10,946.2 hectares (27,049 acres) Foulness
51°34′52″N 0°56′13″E / 51.581°N 0.937°E / 51.581; 0.937 (Foulness)
TR036910
SPA,[36] LNR,[37] EWT,[38] NCR,[8] SAC[39]  Map  Citation
Garnetts Wood and Barnston Lays Wood Anemones in Garnetts Wood - geograph.org.uk - 401447.jpg Green tickY 25.0 hectares (62 acres) YES Great Dunmow
51°50′17″N 0°22′23″E / 51.838°N 0.373°E / 51.838; 0.373 (Garnetts Wood / Barnston Lays)
TL636182
 Map  Citation
Garrold's Meadow Green tickY 5.0 hectares (12 acres) Southend-on-Sea
51°34′05″N 0°37′44″E / 51.568°N 0.629°E / 51.568; 0.629 (Garrold's Meadow)
TQ823887
 Map  Citation
Glemsford Pits Green tickY 33.2 hectares (82 acres) Long Melford
52°05′02″N 0°41′06″E / 52.084°N 0.685°E / 52.084; 0.685 (Glemsford Pits)
TL841462
 Map  Citation
Globe Pit Green tickY 0.4 hectares (0.99 acres) Grays
51°28′44″N 0°20′20″E / 51.479°N 0.339°E / 51.479; 0.339 (Globe Pit)
TQ625782
GCR  Map  Citation
Goldsands Road Pit Green tickY 1.2 hectares (3.0 acres) Southminster
51°39′22″N 0°49′55″E / 51.656°N 0.832°E / 51.656; 0.832 (Goldsands Road Pit)
TQ960990
GCR  Map  Citation
Grays Thurrock Chalk Pit Pond in the Pit - geograph.org.uk - 1055827.jpg Green tickY 17.3 hectares (43 acres) Grays
51°29′10″N 0°18′58″E / 51.486°N 0.316°E / 51.486; 0.316 (Grays Thurrock Chalk Pit)
TQ609789
 Map  Citation
Great Wood and Dodd's Grove Hadleigh Great Wood - geograph.org.uk - 991864.jpg Green tickY 37.1 hectares (92 acres) Southend-on-Sea
51°33′32″N 0°37′23″E / 51.559°N 0.623°E / 51.559; 0.623 (Great Wood and Dodd's Grove)
TQ819877
LNR[40]  Map  Citation
Hainault Forest Sheep Water Pond, Hainault Forest - geograph.org.uk - 280577.jpg Green tickY 135.3 hectares (334 acres) YES Lambourne
51°37′26″N 0°08′02″E / 51.624°N 0.134°E / 51.624; 0.134 (Hainault Forest)
TQ478938
 Map  Citation
Hales and Shadwell Woods Shadwell Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1414033.jpg Green tickY 15.4 hectares (38 acres) Saffron Walden
52°02′20″N 0°17′20″E / 52.039°N 0.289°E / 52.039; 0.289 (Hales and Shadwell Woods)
TL571403
NNR,[14] NCR,[41] EWT[42]  Map  Citation
Hall's Quarry Green tickY 0.7 hectares (1.7 acres) Elsenham
51°55′44″N 0°12′22″E / 51.929°N 0.206°E / 51.929; 0.206 (Hall's Quarry)
TL518279
GCR  Map  Citation
Hamford Water Kirby Quay from across the mud - geograph.org.uk - 790883.jpg Green tickY 2,188.6 hectares (5,408 acres) Walton-on-the-Naze
51°52′48″N 1°14′10″E / 51.88°N 1.236°E / 51.88; 1.236 (Hamford Water)
TM228251
SPA,[43] NNR,[14] NCR,[44] Ramsar,[8] EWT[44][45][46]  Map  Citation
Hangman's Wood and Deneholes Denehole.jpg Green tickY 5.2 hectares (13 acres) YES Little Thurrock
51°29′20″N 0°20′46″E / 51.489°N 0.346°E / 51.489; 0.346 (Hangman's Wood and Deneholes)
TQ630793
SM[47]  Map  Citation
Hanningfield Reservoir Hanningfield Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 46487.jpg Green tickY 402.9 hectares (996 acres) Chelmsford
51°39′25″N 0°30′11″E / 51.657°N 0.503°E / 51.657; 0.503 (Hanningfield Reservoir)
TQ732983
BSO,[48] EWT[49]  Map  Citation
Harlow Woods Parndon Wood Conservation Centre - geograph.org.uk - 400605.jpg Green tickY 45.2 hectares (112 acres) Harlow
51°44′24″N 0°05′02″E / 51.74°N 0.084°E / 51.74; 0.084 (Harlow Woods)
TL440066
LNR[50][51]  Map  Citation
Harwich Foreshore Green tickY 10.3 hectares (25 acres) Harwich
51°56′28″N 1°17′28″E / 51.941°N 1.291°E / 51.941; 1.291 (Harwich Foreshore)
TM263321
GCR  Map  Citation
Hatfield Forest The Lake, Hatfield Forest - geograph.org.uk - 100764.jpg Green tickY 410.8 hectares (1,015 acres) Bishop's Stortford
51°51′32″N 0°13′55″E / 51.859°N 0.232°E / 51.859; 0.232 (Hatfield Forest)
TL538202
SM, EWT, NNR,[14] NT, NCR  Map  Citation
High Wood, Dunmow Old gatehouse at High Wood, Gt. Dunmow, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 241537.jpg Green tickY 41.5 hectares (103 acres) Great Dunmow
51°52′23″N 0°19′37″E / 51.873°N 0.327°E / 51.873; 0.327 (High Wood, Dunmow)
TL603219
 Map  Citation
Hockley Woods Oak and Birch standards - geograph.org.uk - 173773.jpg Green tickY 92.1 hectares (228 acres) Hockley
51°35′38″N 0°38′35″E / 51.594°N 0.643°E / 51.594; 0.643 (Hockley Woods)
TQ832917
LNR  Map  Citation
Holehaven Creek Holehaven Creek, from Seawall Footpath, Canvey Island - geograph.org.uk - 1050838.jpg Green tickY 272.8 hectares (674 acres) Canvey Island
51°31′05″N 0°31′19″E / 51.518°N 0.522°E / 51.518; 0.522 (Holehaven Creek)
TQ751829
 Map  Citation
Holland Haven Marshes Green tickY 210.6 hectares (520 acres) Clacton-on-Sea
51°48′54″N 1°13′19″E / 51.815°N 1.222°E / 51.815; 1.222 (Holland Haven Marshes)
TM222178
LNR  Map  Citation
Holland-on-Sea Cliff Green tickY 0.1 hectares (0.25 acres) Clacton-on-Sea
51°48′14″N 1°12′22″E / 51.804°N 1.206°E / 51.804; 1.206 (Holland-On-Sea Cliff)
TM211166
GCR  Map  Citation
Hunsdon Mead Not the Navigation - geograph.org.uk - 1317257.jpg Green tickY 34.2 hectares (85 acres) YES Harlow
51°46′44″N 0°03′11″E / 51.779°N 0.053°E / 51.779; 0.053 (Hunsdon Mead)
TL417109
EWT  Map  Citation
Inner Thames Marshes Cattle Grazing, Aveley Marshes - geograph.org.uk - 1601490.jpg Green tickY 485.9 hectares (1,201 acres) Purfleet
51°30′00″N 0°12′25″E / 51.5°N 0.207°E / 51.5; 0.207 (Inner Thames Marshes)
TQ533802
 Map  Citation
Lion Pit Green tickY 2.4 hectares (5.9 acres) Grays
51°28′50″N 0°18′02″E / 51.4806°N 0.3006°E / 51.4806; 0.3006 (Lion Pit)
TQ598781
GCR  Map  Citation
Little Hallingbury Marsh Little Hallingbury Marsh 4.JPG Green tickY 4.5 hectares (11 acres) Little Hallingbury
51°49′59″N 0°09′50″E / 51.833°N 0.164°E / 51.833; 0.164 (Little Hallingbury Marsh)
TL492171
 Map  Citation
Little Oakley Channel Deposit Green tickY 3.0 hectares (7.4 acres) Harwich
51°55′16″N 1°13′52″E / 51.921°N 1.231°E / 51.921; 1.231 (Little Oakley Channel Deposit)
TM223296
GCR  Map  Citation
Lofts Farm Pit Green tickY 4.6 hectares (11 acres) Maldon
51°45′00″N 0°41′56″E / 51.75°N 0.699°E / 51.75; 0.699 (Lofts Farm Pit)
TL864091
GCR  Map  Citation
Maldon Cutting Green tickY 0.2 hectares (0.49 acres) Maldon
51°43′44″N 0°39′50″E / 51.729°N 0.664°E / 51.729; 0.664 (Maldon Cutting)
TL841067
GCR  Map  Citation
Marks Tey Brickpit Green tickY 29.8 hectares (74 acres) Colchester
51°53′06″N 0°46′26″E / 51.885°N 0.774°E / 51.885; 0.774 (Marks Tey Brickpit)
TL910243
GCR  Map  Citation
Mill Meadows, Billericay Green tickY 6.8 hectares (17 acres) Billericay
51°37′16″N 0°25′30″E / 51.621°N 0.425°E / 51.621; 0.425 (Mill Meadows, Billericay)
TQ680941
LNR[52]  Map  Citation
Mucking Flats and Marshes Mucking Flats - geograph.org.uk - 220363.jpg Green tickY 312.7 hectares (773 acres) East Tilbury
51°29′46″N 0°26′56″E / 51.496°N 0.449°E / 51.496; 0.449 (Mucking Flats and Marshes)
TQ701803
SPA, Ramsar,  Map  Citation
Naze, TheThe Naze Cliffs at the Naze - geograph.org.uk - 1187867.jpg Green tickY 24.9 hectares (62 acres) Walton-on-the-Naze
51°51′47″N 1°17′17″E / 51.863°N 1.288°E / 51.863; 1.288 (The Naze)
TM265234
GCR  Map  Citation
Newney Green Pit Green tickY 0.1 hectares (0.25 acres) Chelmsford
51°43′55″N 0°23′06″E / 51.732°N 0.385°E / 51.732; 0.385 (Newney Green Pit)
TL648064
GCR  Map  Citation
Norsey Wood Part of Norsey Wood - geograph.org.uk - 756213.jpg Green tickY 65.6 hectares (162 acres) Billericay
51°37′55″N 0°26′10″E / 51.632°N 0.436°E / 51.632; 0.436 (Norsey Wood)
TQ687954
SM, LNR  Map  Citation
Nunn Wood Green tickY 9.5 hectares (23 acres) Saffron Walden
52°03′43″N 0°16′37″E / 52.062°N 0.277°E / 52.062; 0.277 (Nunn Wood)
TL562429
 Map  Citation
Pitsea Marsh Green tickY 92.3 hectares (228 acres) Basildon
51°33′14″N 0°30′36″E / 51.554°N 0.51°E / 51.554; 0.51 (Pitsea Marsh)
TQ741869 TQ735863
 Map  Citation
Purfleet Chalk Pits Green tickY 9.8 hectares (24 acres) Purfleet
51°28′59″N 0°15′00″E / 51.483°N 0.25°E / 51.483; 0.25 (Purfleet Chalk Pits)
TQ563784
GCR  Map  Citation
Purfleet Road, Aveley Green tickY 4.0 hectares (9.9 acres) Purfleet
51°29′49″N 0°14′20″E / 51.497°N 0.239°E / 51.497; 0.239 (Purfleet Road, Aveley)
TQ555799
 Map  Citation
Quendon Wood Green tickY 33.5 hectares (83 acres) Stansted Mountfitchet
51°56′42″N 0°12′14″E / 51.945°N 0.204°E / 51.945; 0.204 (Quendon Wood)
TL516297
 Map  Citation
Riddles Wood Green tickY 37.9 hectares (94 acres) Brightlingsea
51°49′05″N 1°05′17″E / 51.818°N 1.088°E / 51.818; 1.088 (Riddles Wood)
TM129178
 Map  Citation
River Ter Green tickY 6.4 hectares (16 acres) Great Leighs
51°48′47″N 0°31′12″E / 51.813°N 0.52°E / 51.813; 0.52 (River Ter)
TL738157
GCR  Map  Citation
Roding Valley Meadows River Roding in Roding Valley Meadows 1.JPG Green tickY 19.3 hectares (48 acres) Buckhurst Hill
51°38′13″N 0°04′19″E / 51.637°N 0.072°E / 51.637; 0.072 (Roding Valley Meadows)
TQ435952
LNR, EWT  Map  Citation
Roman River Roman River at Rowhedge - geograph.org.uk - 999812.jpg Green tickY 282.0 hectares (697 acres) Colchester
51°50′53″N 0°53′46″E / 51.848°N 0.896°E / 51.848; 0.896 (Roman River)
TL996206
 Map  Citation
Sandbeach Meadows Green tickY 29.4 hectares (73 acres) Bradwell-on-Sea
51°42′25″N 0°55′26″E / 51.707°N 0.924°E / 51.707; 0.924 (Sandbeach Meadows)
TM021050
 Map  Citation
St Osyth Pit Green tickY 0.1 hectares (0.25 acres) St Osyth
51°48′40″N 1°04′23″E / 51.811°N 1.073°E / 51.811; 1.073 (St Osyth Pit)
TM119170
GCR  Map  Citation
Stour and Copperas Woods, Ramsey Stour Wood View - geograph.org.uk - 1364499.jpg Green tickY 78.2 hectares (193 acres) Wrabness
51°56′06″N 1°11′02″E / 51.935°N 1.184°E / 51.935; 1.184 (Stour and Copperas Woods, Ramsey)
TM190311
EWT, RSPB, WT  Map  Citation
Stour Estuary By the Stour estuary - geograph.org.uk - 1602084.jpg Green tickY Green tickY 2,248.0 hectares (5,555 acres) Wrabness
51°57′14″N 1°10′26″E / 51.954°N 1.174°E / 51.954; 1.174 (Stour Estuary)
TM182331
AONB, SPA, GCR, LNR, EWT, NCR, Ramsar,[8] RSPB  Map  Citation
Thorndon Park Ride with windthrow, Thorndon Park, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 1512314.jpg Green tickY 148.5 hectares (367 acres) Brentwood
51°36′18″N 0°18′54″E / 51.605°N 0.315°E / 51.605; 0.315 (Thorndon Park)
TQ604921
CP  Map  Citation
Thrift Wood, Woodham Ferrers Green tickY 19.5 hectares (48 acres) Woodham Ferrers
51°41′10″N 0°35′24″E / 51.686°N 0.59°E / 51.686; 0.59 (Thrift Wood, Woodham Ferrers)
TL791018
EWT  Map  Citation
Thundersley Great Common Thundersley Great Common in Winter - geograph.org.uk - 546237.jpg Green tickY 9.1 hectares (22 acres) Southend-on-Sea
51°34′30″N 0°35′31″E / 51.575°N 0.592°E / 51.575; 0.592 (Thundersley Great Common)
TQ797894
 Map  Citation
Tiptree Heath Tiptree Heath - geograph.org.uk - 153919.jpg Green tickY 24.6 hectares (61 acres) Tiptree
51°47′53″N 0°43′41″E / 51.798°N 0.728°E / 51.798; 0.728 (Tiptree Heath)
TL882146
 Map  Citation
Turnford and Cheshunt Pits North Met Pit, Cheshunt Gravel Pits - geograph.org.uk - 465961.jpg Green tickY 174.4 hectares (431 acres) Waltham Abbey
51°42′11″N 0°00′54″W / 51.703°N 0.015°W / 51.703; -0.015 (Turnford and Cheshunt Pits)
TL373023
SPA  Map  Citation
Upper Colne Marshes Green tickY 113.2 hectares (280 acres) Wivenhoe
51°51′50″N 0°56′38″E / 51.864°N 0.944°E / 51.864; 0.944 (Upper Colne Marshes)
TM028225
 Map  Citation
Vange and Fobbing Marshes Fobbing Marsh SSSI - geograph.org.uk - 60039.jpg Green tickY 167.3 hectares (413 acres) Basildon
51°31′37″N 0°29′38″E / 51.527°N 0.494°E / 51.527; 0.494 (Vange and Fobbing Marshes)
TQ731838 TQ725867
EWT  Map  Citation
Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 1366239.jpg Green tickY 33.8 hectares (84 acres) Waltham Abbey
51°41′56″N 0°00′36″W / 51.699°N 0.01°W / 51.699; -0.01 (Waltham Abbey)
TL376019
SM  Map  Citation
Weeleyhall Wood Path Through Weeley Hall Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1335023.jpg Green tickY 31.6 hectares (78 acres) Clacton-on-Sea
51°50′42″N 1°07′55″E / 51.845°N 1.132°E / 51.845; 1.132 (Weeleyhall Wood)
TM158209
EWT  Map  Citation
West Thurrock Lagoon and Marshes Bushes, West Thurrock Marshes - geograph.org.uk - 1594209.jpg Green tickY 66.5 hectares (164 acres) West Thurrock
51°27′50″N 0°16′55″E / 51.464°N 0.282°E / 51.464; 0.282 (West Thurrock Lagoon and Marshes)
TQ586764
 Map  Citation
West Wood, Little Sampford Green tickY 23.9 hectares (59 acres) Thaxted
51°58′26″N 0°21′25″E / 51.974°N 0.357°E / 51.974; 0.357 (West Wood, Little Sampford)
TL620332
EWT  Map  Citation
Wivenhoe Gravel Pit Green tickY 1.0 hectare (2.5 acres) Wivenhoe
51°52′19″N 0°58′37″E / 51.872°N 0.977°E / 51.872; 0.977 (Wivenhoe Gravel Pit)
TM050235
GCR  Map  Citation
Woodham Walter Common Woodham Walter Common - geograph.org.uk - 1382413.jpg Green tickY 79.7 hectares (197 acres) Danbury
51°43′26″N 0°35′20″E / 51.724°N 0.589°E / 51.724; 0.589 (Woodham Walter Common)
TL789060
EWT  Map  Citation

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maps and citations for each site are taken from the Natural England database. The area and location of the site is shown on the citation. The listing is as on 10 December 2015.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Natural England County Background datasheet for Essex SSSIs Accessed 7 September 2012
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  6. ^ "Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Abberton Reservoir citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
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  15. ^ "Blackwater Estuary citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
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  27. ^ "Danbury Common citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
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  29. ^ "Dengie (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 1)". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
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  33. ^ "Loughton camp slight univallate hillfort". Historic England. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  34. ^ "Epping Forest citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  35. ^ "Epping Forest". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  36. ^ "Foulness (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 5)". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  37. ^ "Shoeburyness Old Ranges". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  38. ^ "Gunners Park and Shoebury Ranges Nature Reserve". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  39. ^ "Essex Estuaries". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  40. ^ "Great Wood & Dodd's Grove Hadleigh (Belfairs LNR) citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
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  42. ^ "Shadwell Wood Nature Reserve". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  43. ^ "Hamford Water". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  44. ^ a b "Hamford Water" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  45. ^ "Skipper's Island Nature Reserve". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  46. ^ "John Weston Nature Reserve". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  47. ^ "Dene holes in Hangman's Wood". Historic England. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  48. ^ "Hanningfield Reservoir" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  49. ^ "Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  50. ^ "Harlow Woods" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  51. ^ "Parndon Woods and Common". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  52. ^ "Mill Meadows". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2016.