Stowell Meadow

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Stowell Meadow
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Stowell Meadow is located in Somerset
Stowell Meadow
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST333062
Coordinates 50°51′05″N 2°56′56″W / 50.85145°N 2.94888°W / 50.85145; -2.94888Coordinates: 50°51′05″N 2°56′56″W / 50.85145°N 2.94888°W / 50.85145; -2.94888
Interest Biological
Area 2.8 hectares (0.028 km2; 0.011 sq mi)
Notification 1987 (1987)
Natural England website

Stowell Meadow (grid reference ST333062) is a 2.8 hectare (6.9 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest near Tatworth in Somerset, notified in 1987.

Stowell Meadow supports a nationally rare type of traditionally managed wet neutral grassland. Alder woodland and plant communities typical of marshy grassland are also present. 90 species of plant have been recorded to date, several of which have a local distribution in Somerset. A number of nationally scarce species of beetle have already been recorded.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stowell Meadow". English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-21.