Thundersley Great Common

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Thundersley Great Common
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Thundersley Great Common in Winter - geograph.org.uk - 546237.jpg
Area of Search Essex
Grid reference TQ 793891
TQ 797894
Interest Biological
Area 8.9 hectares
Notification 1987
Location map Magic Map

Thundersley Great Common or Thundersley Common is an 8.9 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Thundersley in Essex. [1] [2] It is managed as public open space by Castle Point Borough Council. [3]

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".

Thundersley human settlement in United Kingdom

Thundersley is a district and an ecclesiastical parish based on a manor of early origin in the north of the Castle Point Borough, in southeast Essex, England. The settlement, between the size of a typical village and town, is clustered and sits on clay ridge shared with Basildon and Hadleigh, 31 miles east of Charing Cross, London.

Essex County of England

Essex is a county in the south-east of England, north-east of London. One of the home counties, it borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south, and London to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, the only city in the county. For government statistical purposes Essex is placed in the East of England region.

The site is in two separate areas, and has a variety of grass and heath habitats. There wet and dry heathland, both unusual in Essex, and have locally uncommon plants. Heather and gorse are dominant in areas which are not mown, and ponds which dry up in the summer provide an additional habitat. [1]

<i>Ulex europaeus</i> species of plant

Ulex europaeus is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to the British Isles and Western Europe.

There is access from Common Approach and Kingsley Lane. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thundersley Great Common citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. "Map of Thundersley Great Common". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Thundersley Common". Castle Point Borough Council. Retrieved 7 August 2016.

Coordinates: 51°34′30″N0°35′31″E / 51.575°N 0.592°E / 51.575; 0.592

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