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List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Hampshire

The New Forest, an extensive biological SSSI in south-west Hampshire.

This is a list of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. 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] Natural England uses the borders of Hampshire to mark one of its Areas of Search. As of 2012, there are 118 sites designated in this Area of Search.[2] There are 4 sites with a purely geological interest, and 108 listed for biological interest. A further 6 sites are designated for both reasons.

Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Natural England, like its predecessor, uses the 1974–1996 county system[3] and as such the same approach is followed here. The data in the table is taken from Natural England in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI, and the County Background Datasheet for Hampshire.[4]

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

Sites

Site name Reason for designation Area[A] Coordinates & Grid ref[B] Year in which notified Other designations Map[C] & Citation
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Alresford Pond Y 30.2 74.6
    
1951  Map  [5]
Ashford Hill Woods and Meadows Y 141.6 349.8
    
1986 NNR  Map  [6]
Avon Valley (Bickton to Christchurch) Y 1,403.8 3,468.9
    
1974 SPA, ESA, WT, NCR, Ramsar site  Map  [7]
Baddesley Common and Emer Bog Y 38.6 95.4
    
1979 WT, SAC  Map  [8]
Basingstoke Canal Y 101.2 249.9
    
1955 WT, NCR  Map  [9]
Beacon Hill, Warnford Y 46.5 114.8
    
1979 NNR, NCR  Map  [10]
Bentley Station Meadow Y 4.9 12.0
    
1992  Map  [11]
Bere Mill Meadows Y 10.3 25.4
    
1971 ESA  Map  [12]
Binswood Y 62.5 154.4
    
1984  Map  [13]
Blackwater Valley Y 33.9 83.8
    
1987 WT  Map  [14]
Botley Wood and Everett's and Mushes Copses Y 352.2 870.3
    
1986  Map  [15]
Boulsbury Wood Y 119.8 295.9
    
1983  Map  [16]
Bourley and Long Valley Y 823.9 2,035.9
    
1993 SPA, MOD  Map  [17]
Bramshill Y 673.3 1,663.7
    
1988 SPA  Map  [18]
Bramshott and Ludshott Commons Y 371.1 917.1
    
1978 SPA  Map  [19]
Bransbury Common Y 158.6 391.9
    
1951 NCR  Map  [20]
Breamore Marsh Y 14.8 36.5
    
1978 ESA  Map  [21]
Brockley Warren Y 13.0 32.1
    
1978  Map  [22]
Broughton Down Y 45.8 113.1
    
1979 WT  Map  [23]
Browndown Y 66.5 164.3
    
1979 MOD  Map  [24]
Broxhead and Kingsley Commons Y 104.2 257.5
    
1979 SPA, LNR  Map  [25]
Burghclere Beacon Y 80.7 199.3
    
1954 SAM, NCR  Map  [26]
Burton Common Y 39.1 96.7
    
1978  Map  [27]
Butser Hill Y Y 238.5 589.3
    
1951 GCR, LNR, WT, NNR, SAC  Map  [28]
Butter Wood Y 133.0 328.6
    
1986  Map  [29]
Castle Bottom to Yateley and Hawley Commons Y 922.7 2,280.1
    
1979 SPA, NNR  Map  [30]
Catherington Down Y 12.8 31.6
    
1984 LNR, WT  Map  [31]
Cheesefoot Head Y 13.4 33.1
    
1951  Map  [32]
Chichester Harbour Y 3,732.5 9,223.3
    
1970 SPA, LNR, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [33]
Chilbolton Common Y 35.7 88.3
    
1988  Map  [34]
Coombe Wood and The Lythe Y 44.0 108.7
    
1951 NT, SAC  Map  [35]
Coulters Dean Y 2.2 5.4
    
1951 WT  Map  [36]
Crab Wood Y 73.0 180.4
    
1951 LNR, WT  Map  [37]
Danebury Hill Y 13.9 34.4
    
1979  Map  [38]
Dibden Bay Y 229.4 566.9
    
2001  Map  [39]
Downend Chalk Pit Y 4.5 11.0
    
1971 GCR  Map  [40]
Dunbridge Pit Y 0.7 1.6
    
1991 GCR, NT  Map  [41]
Duncroft Farm Pit Y 0.1 0.3
    
1992 GCR  Map  [42]
East Aston Common Y 18.2 45.0
    
1987  Map  [43]
Ebblake Bog Y 11.4 28.2
    
1985 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [44]
Eelmoor Marsh Y 66.3 163.9
    
1978 SPA, MOD  Map  [45]
Eling And Bury Marshes Y 112.3 277.4
    
1979 SPA, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [46]
Fleet Pond Y 48.3 119.5
    
1951 LNR  Map  [47]
Fletchwood Meadows Y 7.6 18.9
    
1986 WT  Map  [48]
Foxlease And Ancells Meadows Y 68.8 170.0
    
1988 RSPB  Map  [49]
Galley Down Wood Y 16.7 41.1
    
1999  Map  [50]
Gilkicker Lagoon Y 3.9 9.7
    
1984 Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [51]
Greywell Fen Y 38.0 94.0
    
1951 WT, NCR  Map  [52]
Greywell Tunnel (Basingstoke Canal) Y 0.4 1.0
    
1985 NCR  Map  [53]
Hazeley Heath Y 180.5 446.1
    
1979 SPA  Map  [54]
Heath Brow Y 1.9 4.7
    
1995  Map  [55]
Highclere Park Y 69.6 171.9
    
1991  Map  [56]
Highcliffe to Milford Cliffs Y 110.1 272.1
    
1953 GCR  Map  [57]
Hook Common and Bartley Heath Y 129.4 319.8
    
1991 WT  Map  [58]
Hook Heath Meadows Y 5.9 14.5
    
1989 WT  Map  [59]
Hurst Castle And Lymington River Estuary Y Y 1,077.5 2,662.4
    
1961 SPA, GCR, LNR, WT, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [60]
Hythe to Calshot Marshes Y 591.8 1,462.4
    
1979 SPA, LNR, WT, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [61]
Ladle Hill Y 10.5 25.9
    
1978 SAM  Map  [62]
Langstone Harbour Y 2,085.7 5,153.8
    
1958 SPA, LNR, WT, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [63]
Lee-on-the Solent To Itchen Estuary Y Y 585.8 1,447.5
    
1992 SAM, SPA, GCR, LNR, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [64]
Lincegrove And Hackett's Marshes Y 37.2 92.0
    
1978 Crown Estate, LNR, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [65]
Lower Test Valley Y 142.1 351.2
    
1971 SPA, WT, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [66]
Lye Heath Marsh Y 4.5 11.0
    
1989  Map  [67]
Lymington River Y Y 34.8 86.1
    
1997 AONB, GCR, WT, NCR  Map  [68]
Lymington River Reedbeds Y 41.8 103.2
    
1978 SPA, WT, Ramsar site  Map  [69]
Mapledurwell Fen Y 0.4 1.0
    
1978 WT  Map  [70]
Martin and Tidpit Downs Y 367.5 908.2
    
1971 SAM, AONB, NNR, NCR  Map  [71]
Micheldever Spoil Heaps Y 32.1 79.3
    
1971 WT  Map  [72]
Moorgreen Meadows Y 14.2 35.0
    
1979  Map  [73]
Mottisfont Bats Y 197.0 486.9
    
2003  Map  [74]
Noar Hill Y 63.3 156.3
    
1951 WT, NCR, SAC  Map  [75]
Norley Copse and Meadow Y 7.5 18.5
    
1971  Map  [76]
North Solent Y Y 1,187.3 2,933.8
    
1951 SPA, GCR, NNR, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [77]
Odiham Common with Bagwell Green And Shaw Y 133.8 330.6
    
1992  Map  [78]
Old Burghclere Lime Quarry Y 4.5 11.2
    
1979 WT  Map  [79]
Old Winchester Hill Y 66.2 163.5
    
1951 SAM, NNR, NCR  Map  [80]
Pamber Forest and Silchester Common Y 341.7 844.4
    
1951 LNR  Map  [81]
Peake Wood Y 17.8 43.9
    
1978  Map  [82]
Poors Common Y 47.4 117.1
    
1992  Map  [83]
Porton Down Y 1,562.3 3,860.6
    
1977 SPA, MOD, NCR, SAC  Map  [84]
Portsdown Y 69.2 170.9
    
1978  Map  [85]
Portsmouth Harbour Y 1,264.2 3,123.9
    
1974 SPA, Ramsar site  Map  [86]
Quarley Hill Fort Y 3.6 8.9
    
1990 SAM  Map  [87]
Ratlake Meadows Y 4.2 10.4
    
1986  Map  [88]
River Avon System Y 475.9 1,176.1
    
1996 NCR, SAC  Map  [89]
River Itchen Y 748.5 1,849.6
    
1984 SAC  Map  [90]
River Test Y 437.8 1,081.7
    
1996  Map  [91]
Ron Ward's Meadow With Tadley Pastures Y 11.5 28.5
    
1991  Map  [92]
Roydon Woods Y 294.9 728.8
    
1979 WT, SAC  Map  [93]
Rushmore and Conholt Downs Y 111.5 275.5
    
1979 NCR  Map  [94]
Salisbury Plain Y 19,716.0 48,719.3
    
1975 SPA, NT, NCR, SAC  Map  [95]
Selborne Common Y 99.9 246.7
    
1954 NT, NCR, SAC  Map  [96]
Shortheath Common Y 59.8 147.7
    
1974 SAC  Map  [97]
Sidley Wood Y 11.7 29.0
    
1988  Map  [98]
Sinah Common Y 243.0 600.3
    
2000 LNR  Map  [99]
Southampton Common Y 90.3 223.1
    
1987  Map  [100]
Sowley Pond Y 49.3 121.7
    
1971 Ramsar site  Map  [101]
St. Catherine's Hill Y 43.0 106.3
    
1951 WT  Map  [102]
Stockbridge Common Marsh Y 64.9 160.2
    
1991 ESA  Map  [103]
Stockbridge Down Y 69.8 172.6
    
1971 NT, NCR  Map  [104]
Stockbridge Fen Y 6.0 14.8
    
1991 NCR  Map  [105]
The Moors, Bishop's Waltham Y 28.0 69.2
    
1979 NCR  Map  [106]
The New Forest Y Y 28,924.5 71,474.0
    
1959 SPA, GCR, NNR, NT, NCR, Ramsar site, SAC, LNR  Map  [107]
The Wild Grounds Y 28.2 69.6
    
1984 LNR  Map  [108]
Titchfield Haven Y 134.5 332.3
    
1959 SPA, LNR, WT, Ramsar site  Map  [109]
Toyd Down And Quarry Y 6.7 16.5
    
1987  Map  [110]
Trodds Copse Y 26.0 64.3
    
1989  Map  [111]
Upper Greensand Hangers: Empshott to Hawkley Y 37.7 93.0
    
1999 AONB, SAC  Map  [112]
Upper Greensand Hangers: Wyck to Wheatley Y 13.2 32.5
    
1999 SAC  Map  [113]
Upper Hamble Estuary and Woods Y 151.0 373.1
    
1987 SPA, WT, Ramsar site, SAC  Map  [114]
Waltham Chase Meadows Y 6.4 15.7
    
1984  Map  [115]
Warblington Meadow Y 4.0 9.8
    
1986  Map  [116]
Warnborough Green Y 4.4 10.8
    
1992  Map  [117]
Wealden Edge Hangers Y 222.2 549.2
    
1979 WT, NNR, SAC  Map  [118]
West Minley Meadow Y 4.3 10.7
    
1986  Map  [119]
West Woodhay Down Y 1.3 3.3
    
1975  Map  [120]
Wick Wood and Worldham Hangers Y 91.9 227.0
    
1988 SAC  Map  [121]
Woolmer Forest Y 1,298.7 3,209.0
    
1959 SPA, MOD, NCR, SAC  Map  [122]

Notes

A Data rounded to one decimal place.
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.[123]
C Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by Natural England.

References

  1. ^ "Notification of SSSIs". English Nature. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  2. ^ "SSSIs in Hampshire". English Nature. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  3. ^ "County search of SSSIs". English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-05. 
  4. ^ Natural England County Background datasheet for HampshireSSSIs Accessed 14 October 2012
  5. ^ "Alresford Pond" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Ashford Hill Woods And Meadows" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "Avon Valley (Bickton To Christchurch)" (PDF). 
  8. ^ "Baddesley Common And Emer Bog" (PDF). 
  9. ^ "Basingstoke Canal" (PDF). 
  10. ^ "Beacon Hill, Warnford" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "Bentley Station Meadow" (PDF). 
  12. ^ "Bere Mill Meadows" (PDF). 
  13. ^ "Binswood" (PDF). 
  14. ^ "Blackwater Valley" (PDF). 
  15. ^ "Botley Wood And Everett's And Mushes Copses" (PDF). 
  16. ^ "Boulsbury Wood" (PDF). 
  17. ^ "Bourley And Long Valley" (PDF). 
  18. ^ "Bramshill" (PDF). 
  19. ^ "Bramshott And Ludshott Commons" (PDF). 
  20. ^ "Bransbury Common" (PDF). 
  21. ^ "Breamore Marsh" (PDF). 
  22. ^ "Brockley Warren" (PDF). 
  23. ^ "Broughton Down" (PDF). 
  24. ^ "Browndown" (PDF). 
  25. ^ "Broxhead And Kingsley Commons" (PDF). 
  26. ^ "Burghclere Beacon" (PDF). 
  27. ^ "Burton Common" (PDF). 
  28. ^ "Butser Hill" (PDF). 
  29. ^ "Butter Wood" (PDF). 
  30. ^ "Castle Bottom To Yateley And Hawley Commons" (PDF). 
  31. ^ "Catherington Down" (PDF). 
  32. ^ "Cheesefoot Head" (PDF). 
  33. ^ "Chichester Harbour" (PDF). 
  34. ^ "Chilbolton Common" (PDF). 
  35. ^ "Coombe Wood And The Lythe" (PDF). 
  36. ^ "Coulters Dean" (PDF). 
  37. ^ "Crab Wood" (PDF). 
  38. ^ "Danebury Hill" (PDF). 
  39. ^ "Dibden Bay" (PDF). 
  40. ^ "Downend Chalk Pit" (PDF). 
  41. ^ "Dunbridge Pit" (PDF). 
  42. ^ "Duncroft Farm Pit" (PDF). 
  43. ^ "East Aston Common" (PDF). 
  44. ^ "Ebblake Bog" (PDF). 
  45. ^ "Eelmoor Marsh" (PDF). 
  46. ^ "Eling And Bury Marshes" (PDF). 
  47. ^ "Fleet Pond" (PDF). 
  48. ^ "Fletchwood Meadows" (PDF). 
  49. ^ "Foxlease And Ancells Meadows" (PDF). 
  50. ^ "Galley Down Wood" (PDF). 
  51. ^ "Gilkicker Lagoon" (PDF). 
  52. ^ "Greywell Fen" (PDF). 
  53. ^ "Greywell Tunnel ( Basingstoke Canal )" (PDF). 
  54. ^ "Hazeley Heath" (PDF). 
  55. ^ "Heath Brow" (PDF). 
  56. ^ "Highclere Park" (PDF). 
  57. ^ "Highcliffe To Milford Cliffs" (PDF). 
  58. ^ "Hook Common And Bartley Heath" (PDF). 
  59. ^ "Hook Heath Meadows" (PDF). 
  60. ^ "Hurst Castle And Lymington River Estuary" (PDF). 
  61. ^ "Hythe To Calshot Marshes" (PDF). 
  62. ^ "Ladle Hill" (PDF). 
  63. ^ "Langstone Harbour" (PDF). 
  64. ^ "Lee-On-The Solent To Itchen Estuary" (PDF). 
  65. ^ "Lincegrove And Hackett's Marshes" (PDF). 
  66. ^ "Lower Test Valley" (PDF). 
  67. ^ "Lye Heath Marsh" (PDF). 
  68. ^ "Lymington River" (PDF). 
  69. ^ "Lymington River Reedbeds" (PDF). 
  70. ^ "Mapledurwell Fen" (PDF). 
  71. ^ "Martin And Tidpit Downs" (PDF). 
  72. ^ "Micheldever Spoil Heaps" (PDF). 
  73. ^ "Moorgreen Meadows" (PDF). 
  74. ^ "Mottisfont Bats" (PDF). 
  75. ^ "Noar Hill" (PDF). 
  76. ^ "Norley Copse And Meadow" (PDF). 
  77. ^ "North Solent" (PDF). 
  78. ^ "Odiham Common With Bagwell Green And Shaw" (PDF). 
  79. ^ "Old Burghclere Lime Quarry" (PDF). 
  80. ^ "Old Winchester Hill" (PDF). 
  81. ^ "Pamber Forest And Silchester Common" (PDF). 
  82. ^ "Peake Wood" (PDF). 
  83. ^ "Poors Common" (PDF). 
  84. ^ "Porton Down" (PDF). 
  85. ^ "Portsdown" (PDF). 
  86. ^ "Portsmouth Harbour" (PDF). 
  87. ^ "Quarley Hill Fort" (PDF). 
  88. ^ "Ratlake Meadows" (PDF). 
  89. ^ "River Avon System" (PDF). 
  90. ^ "River Itchen" (PDF). 
  91. ^ "River Test" (PDF). 
  92. ^ "Ron Ward's Meadow With Tadley Pastures" (PDF). 
  93. ^ "Roydon Woods" (PDF). 
  94. ^ "Rushmore And Conholt Downs" (PDF). 
  95. ^ "Salisbury Plain" (PDF). 
  96. ^ "Selborne Common" (PDF). 
  97. ^ "Shortheath Common" (PDF). 
  98. ^ "Sidley Wood" (PDF). 
  99. ^ "Sinah Common" (PDF). 
  100. ^ "Southampton Common" (PDF). 
  101. ^ "Sowley Pond" (PDF). 
  102. ^ "St. Catherine's Hill" (PDF). 
  103. ^ "Stockbridge Common Marsh" (PDF). 
  104. ^ "Stockbridge Down" (PDF). 
  105. ^ "Stockbridge Fen" (PDF). 
  106. ^ "The Moors, Bishop's Waltham" (PDF). 
  107. ^ "The New Forest" (PDF). 
  108. ^ "The Wild Grounds" (PDF). 
  109. ^ "Titchfield Haven" (PDF). 
  110. ^ "Toyd Down And Quarry" (PDF). 
  111. ^ "Trodds Copse" (PDF). 
  112. ^ "Upper Greensand Hangers : Empshott To Hawkley" (PDF). 
  113. ^ "Upper Greensand Hangers : Wyck To Wheatley" (PDF). 
  114. ^ "Upper Hamble Estuary And Woods" (PDF). 
  115. ^ "Waltham Chase Meadows" (PDF). 
  116. ^ "Warblington Meadow" (PDF). 
  117. ^ "Warnborough Green" (PDF). 
  118. ^ "Wealden Edge Hangers" (PDF). 
  119. ^ "West Minley Meadow" (PDF). 
  120. ^ "West Woodhay Down" (PDF). 
  121. ^ "Wick Wood And Worldham Hangers" (PDF). 
  122. ^ "Woolmer Forest" (PDF). 
  123. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2006-08-07. 
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