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Great Casterton Road Banks is a 0.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the western outskirts of Stamford in Lincolnshire.[1][2] It is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.[3]

Great Casterton Road Banks
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Great Casterton Road Banks 5.jpg
Area of SearchLincolnshire
Grid referenceTF 005 083 [1]
InterestBiological
Area0.4 hectares[1]
Notification1985[1]
Location mapMagic Map

This small site has calcareous grassland on Eastern Jurassic Limestone, and it is dominated by upright brome and tor-grass. It is the only site in the county which has sulphur clover, and it has two other regionally rare species, greater broomrape and perennial flax.[4]

There is access from Old Great North Road.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Great Casterton Road Banks". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Map of Great Casterton Road Banks". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Great Casterton Road Banks". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Great Casterton Road Banks citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

Coordinates: 52°39′47″N 0°30′50″W / 52.663°N 0.514°W / 52.663; -0.514