Grantchester Meadows

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Grantchester Meadows

Grantchester Meadows is an open space in Grantchester, to the south of the city of Cambridge. It is part of the broad green flood plain from the pubs in Grantchester to the Ditton Plough, comprising Grantchester Meadows, The Lammas Land, the Backs, Jesus Green, Midsummer Common, and Stourbridge Common.[1]

Grantchester Meadows can be reached by walking across Lammas Land by the river Cam, via the Paradise Local Nature Reserve - a boardwalk through a marsh woodland noted for butterbur and as habitat of the musk beetle, along a residential road (also called Grantchester Meadows), to the river and footpath to Grantchester.[2]

The meadow features in the poem "Watercolor Of Grantchester Meadows" by Sylvia Plath,[3] and a 1969 song by the British rock band Pink Floyd.[4]

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  1. ^ Martin Garrett - Cambridge: A Cultural and Literary History 2004 -- Page viii 1902669797 "Its propensity to flood has threaded through Cambridge from the pubs in Grantchester to the Ditton Plough, a broad green ribbon of flood plain — Grantchester Meadows, The Lammas Land, the Backs, Jesus Green, Midsummer Common, ... "
  2. ^ Cambridgeshire Regional Planning Report - Page 82 "The fields adjoining the river from Sheep's Green down to Grantchester should form a continuous open belt, as already Grantchester Meadows are one of the most fully enjoyed stretches of rural country in the vicinity of Cambridge."
  3. ^ Gothenburg Studies in English Ingrid Melander - 1972 - Volume 25 - Page 70 "Dyson's remark "Walking in Grantchester Meadows, since Rupert Brooke the very touchstone of English nostalgia, she [Sylvia Plath] notes ..." (p. 205) is indeed relevant. It should be pointed out, however, that Brooke's poem, as the title clearly ...
  4. ^ Palacios, Julian (1998). Lost in the Woods: Syd Barrett and the Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Boxtree. p. 6. ISBN 0-7522-2328-3.

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Coordinates: 52°11′23.76″N 0°6′13.63″E / 52.1899333°N 0.1037861°E / 52.1899333; 0.1037861