Tickencote Marsh

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Tickencote Marsh
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Tickencote Marsh 2.jpg
Area of Search Rutland
Grid reference SK 982 091 [1]
Interest Biological
Area 3.0 hectares [1]
Notification 1987 [1]
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Tickencote Marsh is a three hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Great Casterton in Rutland. [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".

Great Casterton village in United Kingdom

Great Casterton is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is located at the crossing of the Roman Ermine Street and the River Gwash.

Rutland County of England

Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire.

This site in the valley of the River Gwash is a base-rich grazing marsh, a habitat which is becoming increasingly rare as a result of drainage and a decline in grazing. Common flora include lesser pond-sedge, marsh horsetail and jointed rush. [3]

River Gwash river in the United Kingdom

The River Gwash, a tributary of the River Welland, flows through the English counties of Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. It rises just outside the village of Knossington in Leicestershire, near the western edge of Rutland. It is about 39 kilometres (24 mi) long.

Base-richness in ecology is the level in water or soil of chemical bases, such as calcium or magnesium ions. Many organisms are restricted to base-rich environments. Chemical bases are alkalis, and so base-rich environments are neutral or alkaline. Because base-poor environments have few bases, they are dominated by environmental acids and so are acidic. However, the relationship between base-richness and acidity is not a rigid one – changes in the levels of acids may significantly change acidity without affecting base-richness.

<i>Juncus articulatus</i> species of plant

Juncus articulatus is a flowering plant species in the rush family Juncaceae. It is known by the common name jointleaf rush, and more ambiguously as jointed rush, which can also refer to J. kraussii from Australia. It is native to Eurasia, Canada, Greenland, and much of the United States. It grows in moist areas, such as wet sand, and thrives in calcareous soils. J. articulatus was found to be more sensitive to drought and salt stress than its congeners J. acutus and J. maritimus. It is a perennial herb producing mainly erect stems from a short rhizome. The stem may root at nodes, and it generally has one or more flattened hollow cylindrical leaves up to 10 centimeters long. Transverse internal partitions or joints may be seen or felt in the leaf of the plant.

The site is private land with no public access.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Designated Sites View: Tickencote Marsh". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. "Map of Tickencote Marsh". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  3. "Tickencote Marshcitation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 September 2017.

Coordinates: 52°40′16″N0°32′56″W / 52.671°N 0.549°W / 52.671; -0.549

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