English Heritage has made a coronation pledge to create 100 new meadows at 100 historic sites over the next decade to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

According to English Heritage, the UK has lost 97% of its meadows since the 1930s when farming practices changed after WWII. They say that back then, England would have been home to a much more diverse range of plant life than we have today because so much of the greenspace has been lost.

The organisation has joined forces with Plantlife, who are the team behind No Mow May, to help create new meadows. Speaking to reporters, a representative from English Heritage said: “To celebrate the coronation of his Majesty King Charles III, English Heritage will enhance and create one hundred meadows at its castles, abbeys, prehistoric stone circles and palaces.

“From Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain to the jewel Tower in the heart of Westminster, over the next decade, the charity will create a natural legacy at its historic sites, establishing flower rich grasslands right across England, restoring those that have been lost and enhancing those that already exist.”

The sites that have been chosen are:

Bant’s Cam, Isles of Scilly
Barnard Castle, Durham
Battle Abbey, Sussex
Bayham Old Abbey, Kent
Beeston Castle, Cheshire
Berkhamsted Castle, Hertfordshire
Berwick upon Tweed Castle and Ramparts, Northumberland
Blackbury Camp, Devon
Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire
Boscobel and White Ladies Priory, Shropshire
Bratton Camp and White Horse, Wiltshire
Brodsworth Hall, Yorkshire
Brougham Castle, Cumbria
Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Carlisle Castle, Cumbria
Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk
Chichele College, Northamptonshire
Chysauster Ancient Village, Cornwall
Coombe Conduit, London
Denny Abbey and Farmland Musuem, Cambridgeshire
Dover Castle, Kent
Down House, Kent
Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland
Easby Abbey, Yorkshire
Eltham Palace and Gardens, London
Etal Castle, Northumberland
Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Somerset
Flowerdown Burrows, Hampshire
Fort Brockhurst, Hampshire
Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Furness Abbey, Cumbria
Garrison Walls, Isles of Scilly
Gisborough Priory, Yorkshire
Grimes Graves, Norfolk
Hadleigh Castle, Essex
Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire
Harmondsworth Barn, London
Harry’s Walls, Isles of Scilly
Heddon on the Wall, Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland
Helmsley Castle, Yorkshire
Houghton House, Bedfordshire
Hylton Castle, Sunderland
Isleham Priory Church, Cambridgeshire
Jewel Tower, London
Kenilworth Castle and Gardens, Warwickshire
Kenwood, London
Knowlton Church and Earthworks, Dorset
Launceston Castle, Cornwall
Leiston Abbey, Suffolk
Longtown Castle, Herefordshire
London Wall, London
Maiden Castle, Dorset
Marble Hill, London
Mattersey Priory, Nottinghamshire
Monk Bretton Priory, Yorkshire
Moreton Corbet, Shropshire
Mount Grace Priory, Yorkshire
Mulchelney Abbey, Somerset
Netley Abbey, Hampshire
Norham Castle, Northumberland
Okehampton Castle, Devon
Old Sarum, Wiltshire
Osborne, Isle of Wight
Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
Pevensey Castle, Sussex
Peveril Castle, Derbyshire
Piel Castle, Cumbria
Portchester Castle, Hampshire
Prudhoe Castle, Northumberland
Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, Kent
Restormel Castle, Cornwall
Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, Kent
Richmond Castle, Yorkshire
Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire
Rotherwise Chapel, Herefordshire
Royal Garrison Church, Hampshire
Sawley Abbey, Lancashire
Sherborne Old Castle, Dorset
Sibsey Trader Mill, Lincolnshire
Silbury Hill, Wiltshire
Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre, Hampshire
Spofforth Castle, Yorkshire
St Mary’s Kempley Churchyard, Gloucestershire
St Mawes Castle, Cornwall
Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Sutton Scarsdale Hall. Derbyshire
Thetford Warren Lodge, Norfolk
Thornborough Henges, Yorkshire
Tilbury Fort, Essex
Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
Titchfield abbey, Hampshire
Totnes Castle, Devon
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kent
Waverley Abbey, Surrey
Wharram Percy, Yorkshire
Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire
Wenlock Priory, Shropshire
Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows, Dorset
Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire
Woodhenge, Wiltshire
Wroxeter Shropeshire
Wrest Park, Bedfordshire




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