Collyweston Quarries

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Collyweston Quarries
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Location Northamptonshire
Grid reference TF 003 038 [1]
InterestBiological
Area6.6 hectares [1]
Notification 1983 [1]
Location map Magic Map

Collyweston Quarries is a 6.6-hectare (16-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Easton on the Hill in Northamptonshire, south of Stamford. [1] [2] It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. [3]

This former limestone quarry is now rough grassland on Jurassic limestone. The flora is diverse, and more than a hundred flowering plants have been recorded, including wild thyme, dropwort, dyer's greenweed and clustered bellflower. There is a substantial butterfly population. [4]

There is access from a footpath adjacent to a house called Deep Side on Stamford Road.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Designated Sites View: Collyweston Quarries". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. "Map of Collyweston Quarries". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  3. "Collyweston Quarries". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  4. "Collyweston Quarries citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.

Coordinates: 52°37′23″N0°31′08″W / 52.623°N 0.519°W / 52.623; -0.519