Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden

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Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Oak Grove in 'The Thicks', part of Staverton Park - geograph.org.uk - 1281424.jpg
Area of SearchSuffolk
Grid referenceTM 356 507 [1]
InterestBiological
Area80.8 hectares[1]
Notification1984[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden is an 80.8 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Butley in Suffolk.[1][2] It is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I,[3] and a Special Area of Conservation.[4][5] It is in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[6]

This ancient park is woodland on sandy soil, with mature pollarded oaks, while The Thicks is a dense wood with hollies, some of them thought to be the largest in Britain. There is a rich lichen flora, and invertebrates include rare species.[7]

The site is private land but a public footpath goes through it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Map of Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 54. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  4. ^ "Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden". Special Areas of Conservation. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Staverton Park & The Thicks, Wantisden". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan 2013–2018" (PDF). Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. p. 76. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Staverton Park and The Thicks, Wantisden citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 12 June 2017.

Coordinates: 52°06′N 1°26′E / 52.1°N 1.44°E / 52.1; 1.44