Fishpond and possible 'salt mere'

Description of this historic site

There is Early Medieval documentary evidence for the existence of a 'salt mere' at this site, associated with a trackway. The present fishpond in Goldicote Park, 300m south west of Long Coppice, may be its descendant.

Notes about this historic site

1 A ‘salt maere’ (pool, possibly providing refreshment for pack animals) is referred to on the boundary of Alveston in a charter of AD 985. The fishpond in Goldicote Park may represent the site of this, being on the boundary and accessible from nearby saltways.

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