Medieval Fishponds 380m South East of Nursery Lodge

Lincolnshire

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Fishpond
Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Lincolnshire County Council

District Council

West Lindsey District Council

Parish

Caistor

Parliamentary Constituency

Gainsborough

Grid Reference

OV109109 (510873, 401205)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.4956, -0.32847

Nearest Postcode

LN7 6SQ

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Notes

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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