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Special Areas of Conservation

North Meadow and Clattinger Farm

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Centroid* SU014934
Latitude 51.63888889
Longitude -1.979166667
SAC EU Code UK0016372
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 105.23
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of North Meadow and Clattinger Farm SAC

General site character

  • Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (2%)
  • Dry grassland, Steppes (15%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (71%)
  • Improved grassland (12%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • North Meadow and Clattinger Farm in the Thames Valley in southern England is one of two sites representing lowland hay meadows near the centre of its UK range. As in the case of the Oxford Meadows, this site represents an exceptional survival of the traditional pattern of management and so exhibits a high degree of conservation of structure and function. This site also contains a very high proportion (>90%) of the surviving UK population of fritillary Fritillaria meleagris, a species highly characteristic of damp lowland meadows in Europe and now rare throughout its range.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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