Shelfanger Meadows

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Shelfanger Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Shelfanger Meadows 2.jpg
Area of Search Norfolk
Grid reference TM 109 828[1]
Interest Biological
Area 10.3 hectares (25 acres)[1]
Notification 1988[1]
Location map Magic Map

Shelfanger Meadows is a 10.3-hectare (25-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest north of Diss in Norfolk.[1][2]

This site in the valley of a tributary of the River Waveney is described by Natural England as "one of the most important areas of unimproved grassland in Norfolk". It has been traditionally managed by a hay cut followed by grazing for hundreds of years, and as a result its flora is rich, including uncommon species. There are also areas where springs make the grassland marshy.[3]

The site is private land with no public access.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Shelfanger Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Shelfanger Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Shelfanger Meadows citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 22 July 2018.

Coordinates: 52°24′11″N 1°05′56″E / 52.403°N 1.099°E / 52.403; 1.099

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