Dumsey Meadow

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Dumsey Meadow
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Dumsey Meadow - geograph.org.uk - 853571.jpg
Area of SearchSurrey
Grid referenceTQ 056 665[1]
InterestBiological
Area9.6 hectares (24 acres)[1]
Notification1994[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Dumsey Meadow is a 9.6-hectare (24-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Chertsey in Surrey.[1][2]

It is the only piece of undeveloped water meadow unfenced by the river remaining on the River Thames below Caversham.[3]

This unimproved and species-rich meadow is grazed by ponies and cattle. The most common grasses are rye-grass, common bent, red fescue and Yorkshire-fog, and there are herbs such as creeping cinquefoil, ribwort plantain and lesser hawkbit.[4]

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".[5]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Dumsey Meadow". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Dumsey Meadow". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  3. ^ Biodiversity action Reporting System, Dumsey Meadow
  4. ^ "Dumsey Meadow citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  5. ^ 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