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Water Meadow, Shelwick Green

SMR Number
: 43932
Grid Reference
: SO 52987 42779

Field upon floodplain with a interlocking system of ditches (drainage channels) indicating a water meadow. Traces of ridge and furrow are also visible aligned roughly north - south. It would appear that the ridge and furrow may pre-date the water meadow. Chris Musson Aerial Photograph 02-MB-0053. (1) (2)
Lower Lugg ALSF AP Site 31. An extensive system of ridge and furrow reused and remodelled in places as water meadow with modern flood defence banks. Well preserved upstanding features. (3) (See SMR 30268 for ridge and furrow). (3)

Monument Type(s)

  1. WATER MEADOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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    Protected status

    1. Conservation Area: Aylestone Hill

    Associated Historic Landscape Character Records

    1. HHE305 - Large Compass Enclosure of the Landscape - Redefinition of Former Common Arable Fields/Meadow
    2. HHE311 - Enclosure of Common Arable Fields - Minimal Insertion Along Major Headlands
    3. HHE499 - Urbanisation - Urbanisation 2
    4. HHE503 - Unenclosed - Meadow
    Last Updated: 23/07/2010 12:35:57