Fishpond and possible 'salt mere'
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.
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.