Purwell Meadows

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    The river Purwell, at Purwell Meadows

    Purwell Meadows is an 8.6-hectare (21-acre) nature reserve in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England. It was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1994. It is owned and managed by North Hertfordshire District Council.[1][2]

    The River Purwell runs through the meadows: it has been modified to provide power to a watermill which is no longer in operation.[3] Wildlife includes kingfishers and water voles.

    There is also a football pitch, a basketball court and a junior play area.[4]

    There is access from Cambridge Road, Purwell Lane and Willian Road.

    See also


    1. ^ "Purwell Meadows". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
    2. ^ "Map of Purwell Meadows". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
    3. ^ "Purwell Meadows" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-02-04.
    4. ^ "Purwell Meadows". North Hertfordshire District Council. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

    Coordinates: 51°57′14″N 0°15′19″W / 51.9538°N 0.2552°W / 51.9538; -0.2552