Seven Barrows

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Seven Barrows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Seven Barrows - geograph.org.uk - 1548711.jpg
Area of SearchBerkshire
Grid referenceSU 328 828[1]
InterestBiological
Area4.0 hectares (9.9 acres)[1]
Notification1987[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Seven Barrows is a 4-hectare (9.9-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Lambourn in Berkshire.[1][2] It is managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust[3] and it is a Scheduled Monument.[4]

The site is part of a Bronze Age cemetery with scattered bowl barrows.[4] The area is an unimproved chalk grassland with a rich flora and over 100 species of herbs have been recorded. It is also very rich in insects, especially butterflies, including small blue, brown argus, chalkhill blue, dark green fritillary and the scarce marsh fritillary.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Seven Barrows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Map of Seven Barrows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Seven Barrows". Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "Round barrow cemetery at Seven Barrows, Lambourn (1012344)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Seven Barrows citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 23 October 2019.

Coordinates: 51°32′35″N 1°31′37″W / 51.543°N 1.527°W / 51.543; -1.527