Duck Decoy 1km South East of Manor Farm


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Post Medieval

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English Heritage

County Council

Somerset County Council

District Council

Mendip District Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SJ478478 (347781, 141540)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1702, -2.74699

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The earthwork remains of a duck decoy, located within the Somerset Levels and Moors, on East Waste in the Bruce River valley. The decoy is within a sub-rectangular field, bordered on the south and east by Waste Rhyne. The decoy has six pipes, three extending symmetrically from each of the north and south ends. These are visible as curving waterlogged depressions up to 50 metres in length, narrowing away from their 5 metre width at the entrance to the square pond site. The two north west pipes curve to the east, and the two south east pipes curve to the west. The pond is 40-50 metres square with rushes being the prominent vegetation. The decoy is reported to have been in existence by 1736. Scheduled.

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