Record Details

NHER Number:61041
Type of record:Monument
Name:Historic pond in Lynford Park


An oval pond located within Lynford Park (NHER 30470). It is connected to two ditches on the south (NHER 61010) and shown on 19th century maps.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8193 9340
Map Sheet:TL89SW

Full description

January 2014. Rapid Identification Survey. HA 79.
An oval pond, measuring about 30m by 25m by up to 2.2m deep. The base is undulating; the sides slope gently. It is connected to two ditches on the south (NHER 61010). It was dry at the time of the survey visit. It is located within Lynford Park.
This pond is shown on 19th century and modern maps. See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
D. Robertson (HES), 17 July 2015.

May 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A possible pond is seen as an earthwork on visualised lidar data (S4). The above earthwork has been recorded as part of NHER 30470 along with further features relating to Lynford park and gardens identified from the Aerial Investigation and Mapping (AIM) survey. The Monument Polygon defining NHER 61041 has been amended to correlate with the location and extent of the feature on the lidar imagery.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 14th May 2019.

Monument Types

  • POND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Fairbrother, Clark and Lye. 1856. Sale Particulars of Lynford Hall Estate.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 2004. MasterMap.
<S4>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Lynford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 15-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

Related records

30470Part of: Lynford Hall Park (Monument)
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