Fishponds south-west of Townfoot Farm (Corsenside)
A set of four medieval fishponds survive as earthworks dug into the ground. The two largest ponds are surrounded by banks up to 2.5m high and are divided by a broad bank 10m wide and 2m high. At one end of this bank is a platform for a building probably associated with the fishponds. South of these ponds lie two smaller fishponds which were probably used as feeder, or breeding, ponds. A leat for channelling water into the large ponds runs nearby. The ponds were part of a medieval grange called Hallyards that belonged to the De Lisle family and is recorded in the 13th century. No features of this building survives. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Medieval (1066 to 1540)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Corsenside
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