Lodge Hill, Buckinghamshire

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Lodge Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Lodge Hill - geograph.org.uk - 119840.jpg
View towards Lodge Hill
Area of Search Buckinghamshire
Grid reference SP794001
Interest Biological
Area 31.8 hectares
Notification 1984
Location map Magic Map

Lodge Hill is a 31.8 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Bledlow Ridge in Buckinghamshire. The local planning authorities are Wycombe District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council. The site is in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and The Ridgeway long distance footpath crosses it.[1][2]

There is evidence of prehistoric activity on the site. There are two late Neolithic or early Bronze Age round barrows, with fragments of Beaker culture pottery. There is also the remains of an Iron Age settlement.[3][4]

The site is chalk grassland and scrub which is notable for its invertebrates, including butterflies. It has a rare snail, Abide secale, and populations of badgers and slowworms.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lodge Hill citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of Lodge Hill". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bledlow-cum-Saunderton". Buckinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bowl barrow on Lodge Hill, 650m east of Old Callow Down Farm". Historic England. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°41′40″N 0°51′07″W / 51.694487°N 0.851913°W / 51.694487; -0.851913