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Silbury Hill DB
Silbury Hill, one of the many SSSIs in Wiltshire designated for their grassland plant communities.

The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. In England the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which chooses a site because of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features. As of 2006, there are 134 sites designated in this Area of Search, of which the vast majority, 108, have been designated due to their biological interest, with just 21 due to their geological interest (and 5 for both).

Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Natural England, like its predecessor, uses the 1974–1996 county system and as such the same approach is followed here, rather than adopting the current local government or ceremonial county boundaries. The data in the table is taken from English Nature's website in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI.

For other counties, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.

Sites

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Site name Reason for designation Area Grid reference Year in which notified Map
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Acres Farm Meadow YesY 4.2 10.4 1989 Map
River Avon System YesY 507.8 1,254.8 1996 Map
Baverstock Juniper Bank YesY 2.6 6.4 1971 Map
Bencroft Hill Meadows YesY 5.1 12.6 1988 Map
Bentley Wood YesY 665.0 1,643.0 1985 Map
Bincknoll Dip Woods YesY 5.7 14.0 1971 Map
Blackmoor Copse YesY 31.3 77.2 1971 Map
Botley Down YesY 12.7 31.4 1989 Map
Bowerchalke Downs YesY 128.6 317.7 1971 Map
Box Mine YesY 56.6 139.8 1991 Map
Bracknell Croft YesY 4.8 11.8 1971 Map
Bradley Woods YesY 48.7 120.3 1986 Map
Bratton Downs YesY YesY 395.8 978.0 1971 Map
Brickworth Down and Dean Hill YesY 118.6 293.9 1951 Map
Brimsdown Hill YesY 193.7 478.6 1951 Map
Britford Water Meadows YesY 18.2 45.0 1975 Map
Burcombe Down YesY 47.1 116.4 1971 Map
Burderop Wood YesY 48.5 119.8 1971 Map
Calstone and Cherhill Downs YesY 128.6 317.9 1971 Map
Camp Down YesY 7.3 18.2 1965 Map
Charnage Down Chalk Pit YesY 3.7 9.1 1971 Map
Chickengrove Bottom YesY 9.8 24.3 1975 Map
Chilmark Quarries YesY YesY 9.7 23.9 1977 Map
Chilton Foliat Meadows YesY 54.6 134.9 1971 Map
Clattinger Farm YesY 60.3 149.0 1971 Map
Clearbury Down YesY 31.3 77.3 1971 Map
Cley Hill YesY 26.6 65.7 1975 Map
Cloatley Manor Farm Meadows YesY 12.1 29.9 1997 Map
Clout's Wood YesY 11.8 29.1 1951 Map
Coate Water YesY 51.1 126.4 1971 Map
Cockey Down YesY 15.2 37.6 1971 Map
Colerne Park and Monk's Wood YesY 53.7 132.6 1951 Map
The Coombes, Hinton Parva YesY 15.9 39.2 1989 Map
Corsham Railway Cutting YesY 6.6 16.4 1971 Map
Cotswold Water Park YesY 135.0 337 1994 Map
Cranborne Chase YesY 451.4 1,115.4 1975 Map
Dank's Down and Truckle Hill YesY 13.1 32.4 1990 Map
Dead Maid Quarry YesY 0.4 1.1 1951 Map
Dinton Quarry YesY 0.3 0.7 1990 Map
Dinton Railway Cutting YesY 0.3 0.7 1990 Map
Distillery Farm Meadows YesY 18.7 46.2 1988 Map
East Harnham Meadows YesY 17.3 42.7 1995 Map
Ebsbury Down YesY 53.4 132.0 1975 Map
Emmett Hill Meadows YesY 5.1 12.6 1987 Map
Figsbury Ring YesY 11.2 27.7 1975 Map
Fonthill Grottoes YesY 0.7 1.7 1994 Map
Fyfield Down YesY YesY 325.3 803.8 1951 Map
Gallows Hill YesY 27.8 68.7 1965 Map
Goldborough Farm Meadows YesY 10.3 25.5 Map
Great Cheverell Hill YesY 33.2 82.1 1971 Map
Great Quarry, Swindon YesY 1.0 2.5 1951 Map
Great Yews YesY 29.3 72.3 1951 Map
Gripwood Quarry YesY 2.9 7.0 1951 Map
Gutch Common YesY 35.1 86.8 1951 Map
Ham Hill YesY 1.5 3.8 1971 Map
Hang Wood YesY 20.3 50.2 1986 Map
Harries Ground, Rodbourne YesY 6.9 17.0 2003 Map
Haydon Meadow YesY 6.4 15.8 1999 Map
Heath Hill Farm YesY 20.7 51.2 1997 Map
Homington and Coombe Bissett Downs YesY 25.0 61.8 1971 Map
Honeybrook Farm YesY 42.4 104.8 1992 Map
Inwood, Warleigh YesY 56.9 140.5 1988 Map
Jones's Mill YesY 11.6 28.7 1975 Map
Kellaways – West Tytherton, River Avon YesY 4.1 10.1 1998 Map
River Kennet YesY 112.7 278.5 1995 Map
Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain YesY 22.9 56.9 1996 Map
King's Play Hill YesY 29.5 72.9 1971 Map
Knapp and Barnett's Downs YesY 71.4 176.4 1971 Map
Knighton Downs and Wood YesY 203.7 503.5 1971 Map
Lady Down Quarry YesY 0.2 0.6 1990 Map
Landford Bog YesY 11.6 28.7 1987 Map
Landford Heath YesY 11.8 29.0 1994 Map
Langley Wood and Homan's Copse YesY 219.3 541.9 1985 Map
Little Grubbins Meadow YesY 3.0 7.3 1975 Map
Long Knoll YesY 34.2 84.5 1971 Map
Loosehanger Copse and Meadows YesY 56.3 139.0 1992 Map
Lower Coombe and Ferne Brook Meadows YesY 11.3 28.0 2002 Map
Lower Woodford Water Meadows YesY 23.9 58.9 1971 Map
Midford Valley Woods YesY 24.6 60.8 1975 Map
Morgan's Hill YesY 12.6 31.1 1951 Map
The New Forest YesY YesY 28,947.4 71,529.0 1959 Map
North Meadow, Cricklade YesY 24.6 109.7 1971 Map
Odstock Down YesY 12.1 29.9 1975 Map
Okus Quarry YesY 0.3 0.6 1951 Map
Old Town Railway Cutting, Swindon YesY 1.8 4.4 1975 Map
Out Woods YesY 14.3 35.4 1975 Map
Parsonage Down YesY 188.6 466.1 1971 Map
Pewsey Downs YesY 305.3 754.4 1951 Map
Picket and Clanger Wood YesY 66.4 164.1 1989 Map
Piggledene YesY YesY 4.7 11.6 1965 Map
Pike Corner YesY 15.2 37.6 1986 Map
Pincombe Down YesY 23.8 58.8 1971 Map
Porton Down YesY 1,561.8 3,859.4 1977 Map
Porton Meadows YesY 17.6 43.6 1988 Map
Prescombe Down YesY 76.2 188.3 1951 Map
Rack Hill YesY 10.6 26.1 1975 Map
Ravensroost Wood YesY 43.7 107.9 1989 Map
Restrop Farm and Brockhurst Wood YesY 56.5 139.6 1992 Map
Rotherley Downs YesY 120.1 296.6 1989 Map
Roundway Down and Covert YesY 86.0 212.5 1971 Map
Salisbury Plain YesY 19,689.9 48,655.7 1975 Map
Savernake Forest YesY 904.7 2,235.6 1971 Map
Scratchbury and Cotley Hills YesY 53.5 132.2 1951 Map
Seend Cleeve Quarry YesY 3.0 7.4 1987 Map
Seend Ironstone Quarry and Road Cutting YesY 1.2 2.9 1965 Map
Silbury Hill YesY 2.3 5.6 1965 Map
Spye Park YesY 90.3 223.1 1951 Map
Stanton St. Quintin Quarry and Motorway Cutting YesY 2.2 5.4 1971 Map
Starveall and Stony Down YesY 22.5 55.7 1971 Map
Steeple Ashton YesY 26.5 65.6 1998 Map
Steeple Langford Down YesY 21.8 53.7 1971 Map
Stert Brook Exposure YesY 0.4 1.0 1989 Map
Stockton Wood and Down YesY 61.5 151.8 1951 Map
Stoke Common Meadows YesY 10.2 25.1 1994 Map
Stratford Toney Down YesY 23.1 57.2 1987 Map
Sutton Lane Meadows YesY 3.4 8.5 1988 Map
Teffont Evias Quarry / Lane Cutting YesY 3.6 8.9 1989 Map
Throope Down YesY 34.4 97.4 1971 Map
River Till YesY 32.1 79.2 2000 Map
Tytherington Down YesY 5.9 14.6 1975 Map
Upper Chicksgrove Quarry YesY 5.6 13.8 1971 Map
Upper Waterhay Meadow YesY 2.8 6.8 1971 Map
Upton Cow Down YesY 16.4 40.5 1989 Map
West Harnham Chalk Pit YesY 2.8 6.9 1971 Map
West Yatton Down YesY 14.4 36.0 1971 Map
Westbury Ironstone Quarry YesY 0.6 1.4 1965 Map
Whiteparish Common YesY 64.5 159.4 1965 Map
Whitesheet Hill YesY 136.1 336.3 1965 Map
Win Green Down YesY 26.0 64.3 1971 Map
Winklebury Hill YesY 63.0 155.5 1971 Map
Winsley Mines YesY 1.5 3.7 1989 Map
Wootton Bassett Mud Spring YesY 0.8 2.0 1997 Map
Wylye and Church Dean Downs YesY 80.9 200.0 1951 Map
Yarnbury Castle YesY 9.1 22.5 1951 Map
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