Fishpond at Crook Hall, Consett (Crookhall)
Early maps show a long narrow pond in this area (1). This may have been a medieval fishpond for the nearby Crook Hall. In the days before electric fridges, freshly caught fish formed an important part of the diet of wealthy families. Many country houses had large fishponds to ensure that they had a steady supply of fish.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
Source of Reference
Local History of Crookhall
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