Two Fishponds Associated with Quarr Abbey at Puckers Copse, Newnham
Isle of Wight
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County Council (Unitary)
Isle of Wight Council
Isle of Wight
SE566566 (456643, 92033)
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Two adjoining fishponds situated on an east facing slope and associated with the nearby manastery at Quarr. They are aligned north-south with a common dam between them, and a leat entering at the junction between the ponds. The northern pond still retains water whilst the southern pond is now dry. There are additional associated earthworks on the west side of the northern pond, and at the junction of the two ponds; a leat joins the ponds at a common point on their east side. This leat runs south parallel with the southern pond on its east side, and travels northwards to open into the east side of the precinct of the medieval abbey of Quarr. The leat was made in order to fill the higher northern pond, and then, by a series of sluices, the lower southern pond. Scheduled.
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