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Boxwell
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Illustration Buxus sempervirens1 cleaned.jpg
Box (Buxus sempervirens)
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°38′03″N 2°16′00″W / 51.634156°N 2.266529°W / 51.634156; -2.266529Coordinates: 51°38′03″N 2°16′00″W / 51.634156°N 2.266529°W / 51.634156; -2.266529
Interest Biological
Area 5.31 hectare
Notification 1954

Boxwell SSSI is a 5.31-hectare (13.1-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1954. The site is listed in the 'Cotswold District' Local Plan 2001-2011 (on line) as a Key Wildlife Site (KWS).

Location and habitat

The site is within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is situated on a steep south-west facing Jurassic limestone slope. The site is considered of national importance being one of only three in the country where Box (Buxus sempervirens) is believed to be native. The site represents the best example of tall scrub-woodland habitat in Britain.

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