Medieval/Post Medieval Fishponds 400m SW of Abbey

Description of this historic site

Medieval or Post Medieval fishponds, used for the breeding and storing of fish, for which there is documentary evidence from the 18th century. They survive as overgrown earthworks, and are situated at the north of New Close Wood, Combe Fields.

Notes about this historic site

1 ‘The Old Pools’ marked.
2 There are still some man-made banks which appear to be related to the pools. The area is very heavily overgrown and it is difficult to assess the exact shape of the pools.
3 ‘The Old Pools’ formed a parkland focus.

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