Fishpond to E of Spring Cottages, Hampton Lucy.
There is early documentary evidence for a Medieval fishpond here, used for the breeding and storage of fish. It survives as an earthwork and is situated 500m north east of Packsaddle Bridge, Hampton Lucy.
1 In 1299 a fishery is mentioned. In 1667 the fishery was said to extend ‘from a stone in the Ham to Hatton’s stile in the parish of Hampton Lucy’. It is also mentioned in 1732.
2 The name ‘Fish Pool Ground’ is marked on the Tithe Apportionment Map and the map of 1736, whilst across the road further fields are marked as ‘Poole Ground’ on the 1736 map. This may be part of the fishery mentioned above. A steep artificial bank in ‘Fish Pool Ground’ on the W side of the stream indicates the former extent of the fishponds. A continuation of the bank running alongside the stream is clearly visible in ‘Poole Ground’.
4 Map of 1736.