Medieval Fishponds to SE of Newnham Hall

Description of this historic site

Medieval fishponds used for the breeding and storaging fish. They still survive as ponds, with signs of 19th century restoration. They are situated just south east of the site of the church of St Laurence at Kings Newnham.

Notes about this historic site

1 ‘Three fishponds which once supplied the old monks with their Friday carp. They were large pools, set one above the other at different levels….’
2 The ponds are well maintained and signs of brickwork suggest that sluices have been installed, probably in the last century. This probably indicates restoration in the 19th century.

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