Medieval Fishponds at Stretton Baskerville
The site of Medieval fishponds, used for breeding and storing fish. The fishponds are visible as earthworks and are situated at Stretton Baskerville, 1km south west of Sketchley.
1 A small but deeply incised stream, part of which was dammed by the Medieval villagers to make two fishponds, with extra breeding chambers and an intricate supply system of conduits which can still be seen. It was this pond for which Ralph FitzNicholas obtained permission from Henry III to have 100 bream from Kenilworth castle pools.
2 Scheduled as Warwickshire Monument No 113.
3 Fishponds surveyed.
5 Aerial photographs.