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Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Humberside
Coordinates 53°32′40″N 0°50′30″W / 53.544575°N 0.841712°W / 53.544575; -0.841712
Interest Biological
Area 0.2 acres (0.00081 km2; 0.00031 sq mi)
Notification 1988 (1988)

Belshaw is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Lincolnshire, England. It lies to the west of the village of Belton in the Isle of Axholme. The site, which was designated a SSSI in 1988, is a short length of land along a disused railway line and is important because it supports a colony of greater yellow-rattle. This is a nationally rare plant which receives special protection under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Once widely distributed, this species is now known to occur at only six localities in Great Britain.

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