Christ Church Meadow

Part of the flood plain in action

The Meadow is an open space freely accessible to all from dawn to dusk, and represents one of the oldest examples of designed landscapes within the UK.

Old English Longhorn cattle in the Meadows

Visible to, but not accessible by the general public, the two flood plain fields are home to Christ Church’s herd of pedigree Old English Longhorn cattle.

The fields are managed with ecology very much in mind, with low intensity grazing and no use of chemicals or fertilisers.

The northern field is cut for hay in mid July to encourage diversity of flowering plants.

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The Meadows can be thought of as divided up into various areas and these are described in the following pages.