List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Norfolk

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The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Norfolk, England. 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]

As of May 2014 there were 162 SSSIs within Norfolk. 130 are biological, 29 geological and 3 both biological and geological.[2]

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

Sites[edit]

Site name Reason for designation Area[F] Grid reference[B][C] Year in which notified[D] Map[E]
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Alderfen Broad Green tickY 20.6 51.0 TG355195 1984 Map
Alderford Common Green tickY 16.8 41.6 TG129184 1986 Map
Ant Broads and Marshes Green tickY 742.6 1,834.3 TG362213 1989 Map
Aslacton Parish Land Green tickY 4.3 10.6 TM156918 1985 Map
Badley Moor Green tickY 18.1 44.7 TG013117 1986 Map
Barnhamcross Common Green tickY 67.3 166.2 TL 865813 1986 Map
Bawsey Green tickY 1.3 3.1 TF680194 1992 Map
Beeston Cliffs Green tickY 11.0 27.2 TG167434 to TG 171433 1985 Map
Beetley and Hoe Meadows Green tickY 11.7 28.9 TF 982174 , TF 982174 1985 Map
Bilsey Hill Green tickY 2.5 6.1 TF023416 1992 Map
Blackborough End Pit Green tickY 13.5 33.4 TF670145 1993 Map
Blo' Norton and Thelnetham Fen[A] Green tickY 21.0 52.0 TM017790 1983 Map
Booton Common Green tickY 7.8 19.1 TG113230 1984 Map
Boughton Fen Green tickY 15.0 36.0 TF718015 1983 Map
Bramerton Pits Green tickY 0.5 1.2 TG295060 , TG298061 1985 Map
Breckland Farmland[A] Green tickY 13,335.7 32,953.2 TL 762783 2000 Map
Breckland Forest[A] Green tickY Green tickY 18,078.7 44,673.4 TL819839 2000 Map
Breydon Water Green tickY 506.5 1,251.5 TG500075 1987 Map
Bridgham & Brettenham Heaths Green tickY 446.0 1,102.0 TL922865 1982 Map
Briton's Lane Gravel Pit Green tickY 20.9 51.6 TG 169415 1985 Map
Broad Fen, Dilham Green tickY 36.6 91.1 TG343255 1983 Map
Broome Heath Pit Green tickY 5.6 13.9 TM348917 1995 Map
Bryant's Heath, Felmingham Green tickY 17.6 43.4 TG259294 1985 Map
Bure Broads and Marshes Green tickY 736.5 1,819.9 TG337166 1991 Map
Burgh Common and Muckfleet Marshes Green tickY 118.0 291.6 TG440117 1986 Map
Buxton Heath Green tickY 67.0 165.6 TG175218 1986 Map
Caistor St. Edmund Chalk Pit Green tickY 23.8 58.8 TG 239048 1985 Map
Calthorpe Broad Green tickY 43.5 107.4 TG412258 1984 Map
Cantley Marshes Green tickY 296.0 664.8 TG370040 1997 Map
Castle Acre Common Green tickY 17.7 43.7 TF802152 1990 Map
Catton Grove Chalk Pit Green tickY 0.1 0.1 TG229109 1986 Map
Cawston & Marsham Heath Green tickY 125.7 310.6 TG170235 1986 Map
Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey Green tickY 6.9 17.0 TF985430 1984 Map
Coston Fen, Runhall Green tickY 7.3 18.0 TG062066 1992 Map
Cranberry Rough Hockham Green tickY 81.4 201.1 TL 934936 1983 Map
Cranwich Camp Green tickY 12.6 31.2 TL775942 Map
Crostwick Marsh Green tickY 11.2 27.6 TG263165 1985 Map
Damgate Marshes, Acle Green tickY 63.9 157.7 TG413097 1993 Map
Decoy Carr, Acle Green tickY 55.4 136.8 TG405090 1985 Map
Dereham Rush Meadow Green tickY 20.6 50.9 TF976140 1989 Map
Dersingham Bog Green tickY 159.1 293.2 TF675289 1986 Map
Didlington Park Lakes Green tickY 25.9 62.0 TL777963 1983 Map
Dillington Carr, Gressenhall Green tickY 49.0 121.0 TF971158 1986 Map
Ducan's Marsh, Claxton Green tickY 3.6 8.8 TG339027 1986 Map
East Harling Common Green tickY 14.9 37.0 TM000879 1989 Map
East Runton Cliffs Green tickY 19.7 48.6 TG194430 to TG205427 1985 Map
East Ruston Common Green tickY 38.3 98.6 TG340280 1986 Map
East Walton and Adcock's Common Green tickY 62.9 155.4 TF734164 1985 Map
East Winch Common Green tickY 25.6 63.3 TF702158 1984 Map
East Wretham Heath Green tickY 141.1 348.6 TL910882 1983 Map
Eaton Chalk Pit Green tickY 0.2 0.4 TG209064 1986 Map
Edgefield Little Wood Green tickY 5.5 13.6 TG107342 1985 Map
Elm Road Field, Thetford Green tickY 5.0 12.4 TL860815 1996 Map
Felbrigg Woods Green tickY 162.5 401.5 TG196401 1987 Map
Field Barn Heaths, Hilborough Green tickY 18.6 45.9 TF819017 1987 Map
Flordon Common Green tickY 10.1 24.8 TM183971 1985 Map
Forncett Meadows Green tickY 5.4 13.3 TM166926 1985 Map
Foulden Common Green tickY 136.8 338.0 TF762002 1984 Map
Foxley Wood Green tickY 122.7 303.2 TG056227 1986 Map
Fritton Common Green tickY 19.8 48.9 TM224921 1985 Map
Gawdyhall Big Wood, Harleston Green tickY 30.0 74.1 TM250850 1986 Map
Geldeston Meadows Green tickY 13.4 33.2 TM396916 1988 Map
Glandford (Hurdle Lane) Green tickY 7.9 19.5 TG054416 1992 Map
Glandford (Letheringsett Road) Green tickY 1.0 2.4 TG043411 1992 Map
Gooderstone Warren Green tickY 22.0 54.2 TF799014 1987 Map
Great Cressingham Fen Green tickY 13.7 33.8 TF848022 1988 Map
Great Yarmouth North Denes Green tickY 92.4 228.2 TG533100 1992 Map
Grimes Graves Green tickY 64.9 160.3 TL815900 1985 Map
Grimston Warren Pit Green tickY 7.2 17.8 TF673223 1996 Map
Gunton Park Lake Green tickY 18.4 45.4 TG221345 1986 Map
Hall Farm Fen, Hemsby Green tickY 9.0 22.2 TG481170 1986 Map
Halvergate Marshes Green tickY 1,430.1 3,535.4 TG450050 1982 Map
Happisburgh Cliffs Green tickY 5.9 14.5 TG379314 , TG383311 1985 Map
Hardley Flood Green tickY 48.1 118.8 TM380997 1990 Map
Heacham Brick Pit Green tickY 0.9 2.1 TF679364 1984 Map
Hedenham Wood Green tickY 34.0 84.1 TM314946 1988 Map
Hilgay Heronry Green tickY 1.8 4.5 TL635992 1985 Map
Hockering Wood Green tickY 87.7 216.8 TG073144 1984 Map
Holkham Brick Pit Green tickY 0.4 1.1 TF862428 1984 Map
Holly Farm Meadow, Wendling Green tickY 2.5 6.2 TF936131 1984 Map
Holt Lowes Green tickY 49.3 121.8 TG088374 1986 Map
Honeypot Wood, Wendling Green tickY 9.0 22.3 TF932144 1984 Map
Hooks Well Meadows, Great Cressingham Green tickY 16.1 39.7 TF838011 1991 Map
Horningtoft Wood Green tickY 9.0 22.3 TF948238 1985 Map
Horse Wood, Mileham Green tickY 7.1 17.5 TF922186 1985 Map
Hunstanton Cliffs Green tickY 4.5 11.1 TF672413 , TF679424 1984 Map
Hunstanton Park Esker Green tickY 17.1 42.3 TF695409 1990 Map
Islington Heronry Green tickY 1.2 2.9 TF568189 1984 Map
Kelling Heath Green tickY 88.2 217.9 TG101420 1986 Map
Kenninghall & Banham Fens With Quidenham Mere Green tickY 48.9 120.8 TM041875 1985 Map
Leet Hill, Kirby Cane Green tickY 6.6 16.3 TM381929 1994 Map
Leziate, Sugar and Derby Fens Green tickY 86.3 213.2 TF703201 , TF693207 , TF702208 1985 Map
Limpenhoe Meadows Green tickY 11.6 28.7 TG399031 1985 Map
Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe Green tickY 36.0 90.0 TM140980 1983 Map
Ludham - Potter Heigham Marshes Green tickY 99.0 244.6 TG410178 1990 Map
Mattishall Moor Green tickY 5.5 13.6 TG028116 2001 Map
Middle Harling Fen Green tickY 12.7 31.3 TL989582 1986 Map
Morston Cliff Green tickY 0.9 2.1 TF990441 1984 Map
Mundesley Cliffs Green tickY 28.7 70.9 TG317365 , TG331352 1984 Map
Narborough Railway Embankment Green tickY 7.9 19.5 TF750118 to TF763101 1989 Map
New Buckenham Common Green tickY 20.0 49.4 TM094908 1984 Map
North Norfolk Coast Green tickY 7,700 19,027 TF690443 to TG095440 1986 Map
Old Bodney Camp Green tickY 32.2 79.5 TL848991 1986 Map
Old Buckenham Fen Green tickY 34.8 86.0 TM048920 1986 Map
Overstrand Cliffs Green tickY 57.4 141.9 TG227419 to TG248411 Map
Paston Great Barn Green tickY 1.0 2.3 TG322344 1999 Map
Poplar Farm Meadows, Langley Green tickY 7.2 17.9 TG370021 1985 Map
Potter & Scarning Fens, East Dereham Green tickY 5.5 13.7 TF982120 1984 Map
Potter's Carr, Cranworth Green tickY 5.7 14.1 TF980041 1986 Map
Priory Meadows, Hickling Green tickY 24.0 59.3 TG417254 1986 Map
Pulham Market Big Wood Green tickY 4.7 11.6 TM205896 1986 Map
Redgrave and Lopham Fen[A] Green tickY 142.9 308.7 TM050797 1985 Map
Ringstead Downs Green tickY 7.0 17.3 TF691401 1986 Map
River Nar Green tickY 233.4 576.8 TF897198 to TF622184 1992 Map
River Wensum Green tickY 393.3 971.9 TF942246 to TG250078 1993 Map
Rosie Curston's Meadow, Mattishall Green tickY 2.3 5.8 TG041124 1994 Map
Roydon Common Green tickY 194.1 479.6 TF685225 1984 Map
Scoulton Mere Green tickY 33.7 83.2 TF985014 1984 Map
Sea Mere, Hingham Green tickY 36.3 89.6 TG035012 1985 Map
Setchey Green tickY 32.0 79.2 TF633132 1993 Map
Sexton Wood Green tickY 37.6 92.8 TM299916 1983 Map
Shallam Dyke Marshes, Thurne Green tickY 70.4 173.9 TG399165 1986 Map
Shelfanger Meadows Green tickY 10.7 26.4 TM110828 1988 Map
Sheringham and Beeston Regis Commons Green tickY 24.0 59.3 TG164424 1985 Map
Shotesham Common Green tickY 19.6 48.4 TM241998 1987 Map
Shotesham-woodton Hornbeam Woods Green tickY 40.9 101.0 TM253975 , TM258948 , TM249978, TM268944 1988 Map
Sidestrand and Trimingham Cliffs Green tickY Green tickY 67 168 TG252408 to TG305375 1993 Map
Smallburgh Fen Green tickY 7.3 18.0 TG327246 1985 Map
Snettisham Carstone Quarry Green tickY 10.6 26.2 TF685349 1984 Map
Southrepps Common Green tickY 15.3 13.1 TG261350 1990 Map
St James' Pit Green tickY 3.3 8.1 TG242094 1995 Map
Stanford Training Area Green tickY Green tickY 4,681.1 11,567.2 TL870940 1985 Map
Stanley and Alder Carrs, Aldeby Green tickY 43.5 107.4 TM434928 1986 Map
Stiffkey Valley Green tickY 44.3 109.5 TF982433 2002 Map
Swangey Fen, Attleborough Green tickY 82.3 203.3 TM 15932 1984 Map
Swannington Upgate Common Green tickY 20.0 49.5 TG148181 1985 Map
Swanton Novers Woods Green tickY 83.4 206.0 TF987328 , TG008333 , TG015313 , TG007316 1988 Map
Sweetbriar Road Meadows, Norwich Green tickY 9.5 23.6 TG208097 1986 Map
Syderstone Common Green tickY 42.5 105.0 TF 834315 1983 Map
The Brinks, Northwold Green tickY 16.3 40.3 TL756954 1996 Map
The Wash[G] Green tickY 63,135 156,006 TF550400 1983 Map
Thetford Golf Course & Marsh Green tickY 119.6 295.5 TL 845838 1985 Map
Thompson Water, Carr and Common Green tickY 156.0 385.5 TL930955 1988 Map
Tindall Wood, Ditchingham Green tickY 41.0 101.3 TM327935 1988 Map
Trinity Broads Green tickY 314.5 777.1 TG455133 to TG477168 1988 Map
Upper Thurne Broads and Marshes Green tickY 1,159.1 2,864.2 TG430210 1988 Map
Upton Broad & Marshes Green tickY 194.0 479.3 TG390137 1986 Map
Warham Camp Green tickY 5.0 12.4 TF944409 1984 Map
Wayland Wood, Watton Green tickY 33 81 TL925996 1983 Map
Weeting Heath Green tickY 140.8 348.0 TL757884 1987 Map
Wells Chalk Pit Green tickY 5.7 14.0 TF929429 14.0 Map
West Runton Cliffs Green tickY 17.6 43.4 TG183432 , TG192430 1984 Map
Westwick Lakes Green tickY 9.6 23.6 TG273274 1985 Map
Weybourne Cliffs Green tickY 39.8 98.3 TG111437 to TG152435 1985 Map
Weybourne Town Pit Green tickY 0.6 1.5 TG114431 1983 Map
Whitwell Common Green tickY 19.2 47.4 TG088206 1984 Map
Wiggenhall St Germans Green tickY 5.1 12.6 TF588139 1992 Map
Winterton Dunes and Horsey Dunes Green tickY 427.2 1,055.6 TG490210 1989 Map
Wiveton Downs Green tickY 0.6 1.5 TG023433 1992 Map
Wretham Park Meres Green tickY 27.5 67.9 TL 902918 1989 Map
Wretton Green tickY 19.9 49.1 TL685992 1985 Map
Yare Broads and Marshes Green tickY 735.8 1,818.2 TG330063 1988 Map

Notes[edit]

A Partly in Suffolk.
B Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Survey.[3]
C Those SSSIs with more than one OS grid reference are composed of multiple sections, separated by non-SSSI land.[3]
D Site notification consists of designating a site as an SSSI and consulting with the owner(s). This list uses the date notified under Section 28 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
E Link to maps using the Magic Map service provided by Natural England.
F Data rounded to one decimal place (except where only whole numbers are supplied).
G Partly in Lincolnshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ How are SSSIs designated, Natural England. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
  2. ^ Search results for Norfolk, Natural England. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2008-02-21.