Naphill Common

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Naphill Common
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Naphill Common - geograph.org.uk - 887999.jpg
Area of SearchBuckinghamshire
Grid referenceSU840972
InterestBiological
Area71.1 hectares
Notification1988
Location mapMagic Map

Naphhill Common is a 71.1 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest in Naphill in Buckinghamshire. It is in of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it is listed in A Nature Conservation Review. It is common land, with commoners' rights to estovers (the right to collect constructional materials), grazing (for cattle and swine) and firebote (the right to collect firewood).[1][2][3]

This oak and beech wood is thought to be the most natural of all the Chilterns woodlands. It has diverse trees and shrubs, areas of acid heath, wet rides and ponds. Many of the oaks and beech trees are ancient pollards, and they provide an important habitat for invertebrates and lichens. Heathland clearings have some species which are uncommon in the county, such as heath bedstraw and the heather Calluna vulgaris.[1]

There is access from Forge Road and Chapel Lane.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Naphill Common citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Naphill Common". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. ^ Williams, Michael (2006). Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis, An Abridgment. University of Chicago Press. pp. 113–14.

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Coordinates: 51°40′04″N 0°47′10″W / 51.66775°N 0.786073°W / 51.66775; -0.786073