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Chawridge Bourne
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Berkshire
Interest Biological
Area 9.4 hectares (23 acres)
Notification 1983
Location map Magic Map

Chawridge Bourne is a 9.4-hectare (23-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Berkshire. Part of the site is a 5-hectare (12-acre) nature reserve called Chawridge Bank, which is managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.


This linear site is named after the stream called Chawridge Bourne, which runs through it. Half of it is unimproved grassland, which is managed by sheep grazing. There are also areas of scrub and broadleaved woodland. On the east side there is an ancient parish boundary hedge which has diverse tree flora.


The site has the following animals


  • Micromys minutus



  • Polyommatus icarus
  • Erynnis tages
  • Pyrgus malvae


The site has the following flora:



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