Water Meadows

Introductions to Heritage Assets

An introduction to water meadows (areas of grassland alongside a river or stream irrigated to produce plentiful hay crops and rich pasture).

A brief chronology is included along with descriptions of the asset type and its associations. Dating water meadows, and water meadows today are also covered.


  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Description
  • Distribution
  • Dating water meadows
  • Associations
  • Water meadows today
  • Further reading
  • Where to get advice

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 21
  • Product Code: HEAG237


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