Southorpe Paddock

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Southorpe Paddock
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Southorpe Paddock 2.jpg
Location Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TF 084 021 [1]
InterestBiological
Area1.6 hectares [1]
Notification 1986 [1]
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Southorpe Paddock is a 1.6-hectare (4.0-acre) Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Southorpe in Cambridgeshire. [1] [2] It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. [3]

This site is a rare example of unimproved grassland on the Jurassic limestone of eastern England. It has typical limestone plants such as purple milk-vetch and clustered bellflower. Mature hedgerows provide additional habitats for wildlife. [4]

There is access from the road south from Southorpe.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Designated Sites View: Southorpe Paddock". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. "Map of Southorpe Paddock". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. "Southorpe Paddock". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  4. "Southorpe Paddock citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 August 2016.

Coordinates: 52°36′22″N0°24′04″W / 52.606°N 0.401°W / 52.606; -0.401