Keys to the Past

Fishponds (Blanchland)

Three large depressions on the western side of Shildon Burn are probably the remains of medieval fishponds. Monasteries often had fishponds; the monks used the fish as food.

Reference number:N8463
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Blanchland

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