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17. Summary chart of meadow features

17.1 The micromanagement of the meadows as per this document Annexes. Numbers are scored 3=high, 1=low, otherwise H=Haymeadow, X= dry (unirrigated) meadow, D=Drowned Meadow, F=Floodmeadow. * =’Hotspot’.

Feature

Drowning

Archaeology

Habitat

Land use

Comments

Great Mead

3

3

2

D

Needs water levels, small structures, classic meadow

Great Mead (South)

2

3

2

D

Needs much restoration

Ivy or Coopers Mead (north)

1

3

3

X

Leave as dry meadow, needs much restoration

Ivy or Coopers Mead (south)

3

3

2

D

Inlet structures, drainage issues by garden

Part of Cooper’s Mead (open)

3

3

2

D

May be drainage issues through copse

Part of Coopers (Rotary Copse)

1

1

2

Copse

Rotary Copse. Inappropriate land use

Nails to Parker’s Mead

3

3

2

D

Classic bedwork

Sammel’s Acre

3

3

2

D

Potential demonstration site by Town Path

Longbridge to Parsonage Mead

F

1

3

F/H

Floodmeadow without floating infrastructure

Seven Acres (upper area)

3

3

3

D

*Intricate area not in SSSI

Seven Acres (lower)

3

3

3

D

Classic bedwork, haycart bridges, easy watering

Seven Acres (lowest by Avon)

F

3

3

D/F

*SSSI Drains Desmoulins, maybe orchids, vegetation management important

Nine Acres

F

1

3

F

SSSI area, no infrastructure

St Nicholas’ Mead

2

2

3

D/F

SSSI non-Trust, liaison

Four Acres

2

3

3

D/F

SSSI non-Trust. Liaison needed, drainage & restoration

Five Acres

2

3

2

D

Possible site for detailed excavation / restoration

Martin’s Mead and Snows Acre

3

3

2

D

Actually quite an intricate area, not all drownable?

Martin’s Mead south / lower

3

3

3

D/F

Drains like Seven Acres (lower), vegetation management important

Neave’s Mead (RoseCottage)

2

3

3

Garden

Desirable demonstration area needs restoration and tree rationalisation

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