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Special Areas of Conservation

Paston Great Barn

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country England
Unitary Authority East Anglia
Centroid* TG322345
Latitude 52.85722222
Longitude 1.449444444
SAC EU Code UK0030235
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 0.96
* 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 Paston Great Barn SAC

General site character

  • Improved grassland (50%)
  • Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (50%)

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

  • Not Applicable

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

  • 1308 Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus

    Paston Great Barn is the only known example of a maternity roost of barbastelles Barbastella barbastellus in a building. The Barn is a 16th century thatched barn with associated outbuildings. A maternity colony of barbastelles utilises a range of cracks and crevices in the roof timbers for roosting.

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

  • Not Applicable

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