Area: 0.8 hectares.
In South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and in South Hams Coastal Preservation Area.
Description and Reasons for Notification:
The site comprises a row of mature trees and an adjacent boundary wall which together support an exceptionally rich lichen flora which includes several nationally rare species.
Over 50 species of lichen have been recorded growing on the mature sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus trees including the rare Physcia clementei, P. tribacioidesand Teloschistes flavicans. Another notable component of the flora is Anaptychia ciliariswhich is growing here close to the western limit of its British distribution. The adjacent stone wall is almost entirely dominated by Nephroma laevigatum, this being the largest colony of this species in South West England.