Decoy Pond 500m South of Waldegraves Farm


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Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Essex County Council

District Council

Colchester Borough Council


West Mersea

Parliamentary Constituency

Harwich and North Essex

Grid Reference

OR033033 (603299, 212681)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.7754, 0.947221

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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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