Monument record MSF38337 - Fishponds in Lady Wood

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Summary

A group of four large fishponds, shown on OS 1st ed.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 2153 4021 (355m by 305m)
Map sheet TM24SW
Civil Parish NACTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A group of four large fishponds, shown on OS 1st ed. The form of these features is substantially unchanged from that shown on historic mapping, although the largest pond has been extended to the west. Causeways between ponds are intact. OS 1st ed notes an "hydraulic pump" south of the ponds, a small building is still marked in this position on modern mapping. It is not known whether the Victorian pump mechanism survives. The scale and form of the ponds suggests a later Post-Medieval date for the features in their current form, although they may be successors to much smaller, narrower medieval ponds.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey, 1st edition 1" map.
  • --- Vertical Aerial Photograph: various. Google Earth.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2019 12:39PM

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