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Prior's Park & Adcombe Wood
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Adcombe Wood
Area of Search Somerset
Coordinates 50°56′50″N 3°06′09″W / 50.9471°N 3.1026°W / 50.9471; -3.1026Coordinates: 50°56′50″N 3°06′09″W / 50.9471°N 3.1026°W / 50.9471; -3.1026
Interest Biological
Area 103.6 hectares (1.036 km2; 0.400 sq mi)
Notification 1952 (1952)

Prior's Park & Adcombe Wood is a 103.6 hectare (256.0 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Pitminster in Somerset, notified in 1952.

Prior's Park and Adcombe Wood have excellent examples of several of the broadleaved semi-natural woodland types associated with the Blackdown Hills. Additional interest lies in the occurrence of several areas of unimproved marshy grassland. This site, which is partly managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust, is situated on the north facing slopes of the Blackdown Hills, overlooking the Vale of Taunton Deane.