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Special Areas of Conservation

Grimsthorpe

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority Lincolnshire
Centroid* TF033205
Latitude 52.77194444
Longitude -0.469166667
SAC EU Code UK0030043
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 0.36
* 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 Grimsthorpe SAC

General site character

  • Dry grassland, Steppes (85.7%)
  • Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (14.3%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

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

  • 1654 Early gentian Gentianella anglica

    Grimsthorpe is the most northerly outpost for early gentian Gentianella anglica, with 23 colonies totalling several hundred plants in old oolitic limestone quarries.

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

  • Not Applicable

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