Monument record PSG 048 - Fishpond, Chipley Priory, Poslingford

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Medieval fishpond complex visible in 1979 near the site of Chipley Priory.


Grid reference Centred TL 7629 4978 (50m by 42m)
Map sheet TL74NE


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TL 76294978 Fishpond (NR) (S1)

Three fishponds were visible near the site of Chipley Priory according to Messent, although in 1950 the Field Investigator only saw one feature that resembled a fishpond (at TL 76294978). Dickinson, in 1956, stated that the present Chipley Priory farmhouse was partly surrounded by a moat and two of the old fishponds also remained. (See TL 74 NE1 for associated Chipley Priory). (S2-S4)

The large fishpond east of Chipley Abbey is spring fed and measures 54.0m. long and 20.0m. wide. It's northwest end is connected to a dry, arm, 12.0m. wide and 1.0m. deep, which forms part of a fishpond complex not a moat, as suggested by Authority 4.

A pond to the north is unrelated and of later date. From the south-east end of the major fishpond, a small stream issues, and is ditched around a natural hollow along the fall line. Restriction of the stream would cause a large pond to form in the hollow, and it is therefore possibly the site of another stew Published 1:2500 survey revised. (S5)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1968. OS 6".
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Messent, C.J.W.. 1934. The Monastic Remains of Norfolk and Suffolk (Use this SFF record).
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 AC 3-OCT-50.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Dickinson P G M,. 1956. Little Guide of Suffolk.
  • <S6> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F2 GJM 21-NOV-79.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Dec 18 2020 4:01PM

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