Chettisham Meadow

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Chettisham Meadow
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Chettisham Meadow 2.jpg
Location Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL 541 830 [1]
InterestBiological
Area0.7 hectares [1]
Notification 1983 [1]
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Chettisham Meadow is a 0.7-hectare (1.7-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Chettisham, 3 km (2 mi) north of Ely in Cambridgeshire. [1] [2] It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. [3]

The site is grassland on calcareous clay, and evidence survives of ridge and furrow medieval farming. Flowering plants include adder's tongue, cowslip and the uncommon green-winged orchid. [4]

There is access from Church Farm on the road called The Hamlet, by a track which crosses the A10, and curves to meet the track called The Balk. A footpath from the point where the two tracks meet leads to the reserve entrance.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Designated Sites View: Chettisham Meadow". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  2. "Map of Chettisham Meadow". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. "Chettisham Meadow". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. "Chettisham Meadow citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.

Coordinates: 52°25′23″N0°15′54″E / 52.423°N 0.265°E / 52.423; 0.265