Fishponds 200m E of Umberslade Hall

Description of this historic site

The site of possible Medieval fishponds, used for the breeding and storage of fish. They are still visible as earthworks, and are situated 200m east of Umberslade Hall.

Notes about this historic site

1 It appears that the stream to the SE of Umberslade Hall was once damned across its valley to form two large pools. The pool to the NW is very steep-sided and now dry. A channel in the SE corner led to the second pool through the middle of which a stream now flows. A number of fishponds surround Umberslade Hall (PRN 1076) and these pools possibly also originated as fishponds.