Dumsey Meadow

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Dumsey meadow
Cows by buoys laid to lane the traditional Chertsey & SheppertonSkiff regatta

Dumsey Meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Surrey, England; the only piece of undeveloped water meadow unfenced by the river remaining on the River Thames below Caversham, (Oxfordshire now Berkshire) and is home to a variety of rare plants and insects.[1]

The meadow is on the river above Shepperton Lock and just downstream of Chertsey Bridge.

Overview[edit]

There was formerly reference to "Dumsea Bushes", "Dumsea Corner" and "Dumsea Deep" at this point of the river, the bushes, which may have been a clump of willows, also going by the name of "Domesday Bushes".[2]

The Chertsey Regatta, which has taken place for over 150 years, is held at Dumsey Meadow in August.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biodiversity action Reporting System, Dumsey Meadow
  2. ^ Fred. S. Thacker The Thames Highway: Volume II Locks and Weirs 1920 - republished 1968 David & Charles

Coordinates: 51°23′18″N 0°28′57″W / 51.3884°N 0.4825°W / 51.3884; -0.4825