Fishponds 260m North West of Mercaston Hall Farm

Derbyshire

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Medieval
Water Channel

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Derbyshire County Council

District Council

Derbyshire Dales District Council

Parish

Mercaston

Parliamentary Constituency

Derbyshire Dales

Grid Reference

SE278278 (427813, 342231)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.9764, -1.58575

Nearest Postcode

DE6 3BL

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Notes

Remains of fishponds north west of Mercaston Hall Farm, surviving as a series of three depressions. It is difficult to date them precisely, but it is thought that they formed part of the medieval manor of Mercaston. The well-defined earthworks are up to 1.5 metres deep and are linked by narrow channels. The flow of water between the ponds would have been controlled bty sluices, set into these channels. These features have been mapped as part of the Derbyshire and Peak District Aggregates Assessment Survey.

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