Bishop's Waltham Palace and Associated Fishponds


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English Heritage

County Council

Hampshire County Council

District Council

Winchester City Council


Bishops Waltham

Parliamentary Constituency

Meon Valley

Grid Reference

SE552552 (455163, 117330)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.9522, -1.21459

Nearest Postcode

SO32 1DP

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The remains of the fishponds which provided the household of Bishop's Waltham Palace with fish. The dam of the most southerly, the Little Pond, survives for a length of approximately 150 metres as an earthwork bank up to 20 metres wide. In the 19th century the drained interior of the pond was bisected by the construction of the race for Abbey Mill, the culverted line of which is reflected by the east wall of a modern industrial building. To the east of this building the pond has been partly infilled but will survive as a buried feature. The dam of the upper pond, Bishop's Waltham Pond, survives as a substantial earthwork. The pond itself, which originally extended for a distance of over 300 metres north of the dam, has been bisected by the construction of the A333 and has had its overall extent modified by the construction of the railway and by reclamation on its west and east sides respectively.

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