Medieval Fishponds 380m South East of Nursery Lodge
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Lincolnshire County Council
West Lindsey District Council
OV109109 (510873, 401205)
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The remains of a fishpond complex believed to be medieval in origin. The series of fishpond, leats and dams cover an area measuring 110 metres by 90 metres situated to the north of Navigation Lane. The ponds and leats are now dry. At the southern end of the complex there are two roughly rectangular ponds, aligned east-west, each measuring 40 metres in length and enclosed by banks up to 1 metre in height. The two ponds are separated by a broad bank which contains a smaller rectangular pond measuring 18 metres by 8 metres, thought to represent a fish-breeding ort sorting tank. The large pond in the north western part of the complex is irregular in shape, measuring 50 metres in width. It includes a roughly circular island some 8 metres across which would have been associted with fishing activities. Water was formerly supplied to the complex from an adjacent stream, flowing westward, with outlets provided via a leat which leads back toward the stream, at the north west corner of the complex. Scheduled.
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