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Cleeve Hill
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Somerset
Coordinates 51°10′36″N 3°21′07″W / 51.17662°N 3.35181°W / 51.17662; -3.35181
Interest Biological
Area 15.1 hectares (0.151 km2; 0.058 sq mi)
Notification 1989 (1989)

Cleeve Hill is a 15.1 hectare (37.4 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Old Cleeve and Watchet in Somerset, notified in 1989.

The site covers a moderate to steeply sloping south face of the Washford River Valley. It supports a rich and diverse calcareous grassland community with associated mixed woodland and scrub. The site contains two species of plant which are nationally rare in Great Britain, Nit-grass (Gastridium ventricosum) and Rough Marsh-mallow (Althaea hirsuta).

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