Duck Decoy, 590m South West of Rice Farm

Somerset

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Tagged With

Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Somerset County Council

District Council

Mendip District Council

Parish

Sharpham

Parliamentary Constituency

Wells

Grid Reference

SJ468468 (346782, 140356)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1595, -2.76111

Nearest Postcode

BA6 9SZ

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Notes

A square duck decoy located on Glastonbury Heath to the south east of Ham Wall Rhyne. Originally a four pipe decoy, only one of these, the north eastern, is still in use, adapted to connect the existing pool to the rhyne network. The pool is 40 metres square, and the pipes aligned north west and south east from each corner. The area of the decoy was originally larger than the present site, as a strip of woodland 25-30 metres wide to the south west has been cut for peat. The area of the decoy is defined by a boundary hedge and rhyne. Originally there was a double rhyne to the north west and north east, which related to water regulation; this is still in place only to the north west. The pool still attracts water fowl and is periodically used for shooting. Scheduled.

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