Thriplow Peat Holes

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Thriplow Peat Holes
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Thriplow Peat Holes 1.jpg
Area of Search Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL 450 475
Interest Biological
Area 12.2 hectares
Notification 1986
Location map Magic Map

Thriplow Peat Holes is a 12.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north-east of Thriplow in Cambridgeshire. [1] [2]

Site of Special Scientific Interest conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Great Britain or an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) in the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man. SSSI/ASSIs are the basic building block of site-based nature conservation legislation and most other legal nature/geological conservation designations in the United Kingdom are based upon them, including national nature reserves, Ramsar sites, Special Protection Areas, and Special Areas of Conservation. The acronym "SSSI" is often pronounced "triple-S I".

Thriplow village in the United Kingdom

Thriplow is a village in Cambridgeshire, England, 8 miles (13 km) south of Cambridge. The village also gives its name to a former Cambridgeshire hundred.

Cambridgeshire County of England

Cambridgeshire is a county in the East of England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The city of Cambridge is the county town. Modern Cambridgeshire was formed in 1974 as an amalgamation of the counties of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely and Huntingdon and Peterborough, the former covering the historic county of Cambridgeshire and the latter covering the historic county of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough, historically part of Northamptonshire. It contains most of the region known as Silicon Fen.

The site has rare alder carr and fen habitats which have a wide variety of invertebrates, which is enhanced by ditches and ponds. The main vegetation is alder, ash, willow and guelder rose. [1]

<i>Alnus glutinosa</i> species of plant

Alnus glutinosa, the common alder, black alder, European alder or just alder, is a species of tree in the family Betulaceae, native to most of Europe, southwest Asia and northern Africa. It thrives in wet locations where its association with the bacterium Frankia alni enables it to grow in poor quality soils. It is a medium size, short-lived tree growing to a height of up to 30 metres (100 ft). It has short-stalked rounded leaves and separate male and female flower in the form of catkins. The small, rounded fruits are cone-like and the seeds are dispersed by wind and water.

<i>Fraxinus excelsior</i> species of plant

Fraxinus excelsior, known as the ash, or European ash or common ash to distinguish it from other types of ash, is a flowering plant species in the olive family Oleaceae. It is native throughout mainland Europe east to the Caucasus and Alborz mountains. The northernmost location is in the Trondheimsfjord region of Norway. The species is widely cultivated and reportedly naturalised in New Zealand and in scattered locales in the United States and Canada.

<i>Salix cinerea</i> species of plant

Salix cinerea is a species of willow native to Europe and western Asia.

The site is private land with no public access.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thriplow Peat Holes citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. "Map of Thriplow Peat Holes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 19 August 2016.

Coordinates: 52°06′25″N0°06′58″E / 52.107°N 0.116°E / 52.107; 0.116

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