Water Meadows: History, Ecology and Conservation


  • Author: Hadrian Cook & Tom Williamson (ed.)
  • Date Pub: 2007
  • ISBN: 9781905119127
  • Published byWindgather Press - more

151pp, b&w and some colour illustrations, maps, graphs, figs. Floated water meadows were areas of low-lying grassland which were regularly “drowned” – artificially irrigated –at certain times of year to stimulate the early growth of grass in the spring and improve the summer hay crop. Looks at the archaeology and hydrology, importance to agriculture and future conservation of these important features of Britain’s rural landscape.

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