Possible fishpond on the grounds of Hill Cottage

Description of this historic site

A possible fishpond, of medieval date, was recorded during archaeological observation at Hill Cottage in 2011.

Notes about this historic site

1A large shallow cut of an undefined shape was over 3.1m wide and 0.8m deep. The fill contained occasional stone fragments and the material had the apperance of an alluvial clay deposit and was therefore interpretted as a fish pond. The material found in the fill contained pottery shards that date from 11-13 century giving evidence towards a medieval date. The pond would have silted up over time with the probable final silting taking place mid to late 13 century. A series of possible earthworks across the garden of Hill Cottage are suggested as potential further fishponds.

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