Decoy Pond 500m South of Waldegraves Farm
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Essex County Council
Colchester Borough Council
Harwich and North Essex
OR033033 (603299, 212681)
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The surviving extent of a decoy pond, located in Waldegraves Holiday Park, on the south coast of Mersea Island. Originally a five-piped pochard pond, the decoy now appears as a large roughly rectangular pond, measuring some 100 metres north west to south east and 60 metres north east to south west, extended at one corner. The channels or pipes are now largely infilled, but their position can be traced on the ground as shallow depressions. It was constructed in the second half of the 18th century and was worked until the third quarter of the 19th century. Scheduled.
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