Great Oakley Meadow

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Great Oakley Meadow
Great Oakley Meadow ridge and furrow.jpg
Ridge and furrow in Great Oakley Meadow
TypeLocal Nature Reserve
LocationCorby, Northamptonshire
OS grid SP 863 856
Area1.9 hectares
Managed byWildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Great Oakley Meadow is a 1.9 hectare Local Nature Reserve in Great Oakley, on the southern outskirts of Corby in Northamptonshire. [1] [2] It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. [3]

The prominent medieval ridge and furrow at the southern end of the site displays the ancient field system of Great Oakley. The dry ridges have diverse flora including cowslip, knapweed and quaking-grass. The furrows are poorer in species, while the northern end, which borders Harpers Brook, has plants characteristic of wet ground, such as cuckooflower and hairy sedge. The field is bordered by hedges, which provide seeds and insects for birds. [3]

There is access from Headway, opposite Frith Close.

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References

  1. "Great Oakley Meadow". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. "Map of Great Oakley Meadow". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  3. 1 2 "Great Oakley Meadow". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017.

Coordinates: 52°27′43″N0°43′52″W / 52.462°N 0.731°W / 52.462; -0.731