Fish Ponds N of Merevale Abbey

Description of this historic site

The site of fishponds associated with Merevale Abbey. They are Medieval in origin and survive as earthworks. They are situated north of the site of Merevale Abbey.

Notes about this historic site

1 In the fields on the N side of Merevale Lane are various banks etc., indicating sites of fishstews and pools for the abbey corn mill, which faced Watling Street.
2 The average height of the Mill bay is 5m; no trace of the mill was found.
3 May be the same as 3952.
4 SAM List. The valley to the N of the conventual buildings was dammed to create two large ponds. These are now dry but their dams, built across the stream channel, remain visible as substantial earthworks.

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