Paston Great Barn
|Unitary Authority||East Anglia|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030235|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation|
* 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.
General Site Character
Improved grassland (50%)
Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (50%)
Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF, < 100kb)
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
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
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
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