Fishpond at Salter Street Farm

Description of this historic site

A Medieval fishpond, used for the breeding and storage of fish. It was marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1888 and survives as an earthwork. It is situated at the moated site of Salter Street Farm, Hockley Heath.

Notes about this historic site

1 Irregularly shaped fishpond apx 10m by 30m, orientated N-S, forming a water management feature associated with moat to N (WA 1079). Probably linked to moat by sluice in SW angle of moat. One of series of linked moats and fishponds in broad, low-lying valley. Scheduled with moated site.
2 Shown on OS 1:2500 1st edition (1888).
3 = West Midlands SMR No 6011. Irragular shaped pond 32m x 12m outside SW corner of moat. May originally have served as fishpond