Fishponds at Pillerton Hersey

Description of this historic site

A possible Medieval fishpond used for the breeding and storage of fish. It is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886. It survives as an earthwork, and is situated 150m north east of the church at Pillerton Hersey

Notes about this historic site

1 Marked on 1812 OS map and current 1:10000: a roughly rectangular but slightly bent fishpond following the course of the stream from which it is separated by a raised dyke. There is a possibility that there was another pond to the NW following the same course, as the dyke continues along the stream bank. This area is now dry and where the other bank of this suspected pond would be expected are three willow stumps.
2 Fishpond marked on the Ordnance Survey first edition map of 1886.