Duck Decoy, 950m South West of Junction of Westhay Moor Drove and Lewis's Drove

Somerset

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Ditch
Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Somerset County Council

District Council

Mendip District Council

Parish

Meare

Parliamentary Constituency

Wells

Grid Reference

SJ458458 (345807, 143087)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1839, -2.77546

Nearest Postcode

BA6 9SW

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Notes

Duck decoy, built on the Decoy Rhyne (dug in 1660) reported to be in use before 1736, but out of use by 1886. Originally a six pipe decoy though the site has been subject to drainage. The central pond is visible as a level square area. The eastern area has not been drained and three pipes are visible. Surounding the decoy are the remains of an enclosure ryhne. Scheduled.

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