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Port Meadow
Managed by:Oxford City Council
OS grid reference:SP 501 073 (Southern car park)
Nearest postcode:OX2 6QY
Usual work:Ragwort pulling, scrub clearance

Port Meadow is the largest area of common land in Oxford, and was traditionally used for grazing. It is 440 acres of flat meadow next to the river in the North of Oxford that floods for a large part of the year, bringing flocks of migratory birds to the site. Port Meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), whilst the burial ground and ancient earthworks within the the site are a scheduled monument.