Fishpond at Site of Thelsford Priory

Description of this historic site

A Medieval fishpond used for the breeding and storage of fish. It survives as an earthwork. The site has been part excavated, and is situated at Thelsford Priory Charlecote.

Notes about this historic site

1 The only surface indication of the Priory prior to excavation was a large fishpond. A deep area on the N of the site, close to Thelsford Brook, may be either a trace of the moat surrounding the site, or another fishpond.
2 The fishpond still survived.
4 In 1972 during excavation evidence was found for a drain running towards the fishpond and a ditch to drain water from the brook to the fishpond.
5 Area of SAM revised 1996.

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