Record Details

NHER Number:61073
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable ornamental pond in Lynford Park

Summary

A linear pond in Lynford Park (NHER 30470). It measures about 85m long by up to 10.5m by 1.4m deep.
It may have been excavated to serve as an ornamental pond in the gardens of the 18th century Lynford Hall (NHER 5138) and could be one of the 'canals' mentioned by Blomefield in the early 19th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8200 9358
Map Sheet:TL89SW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2014. Rapid Identification Survey. HA 110.
A linear pond in Lynford Park (NHER 30470). It measures about 85m long by up to 10.5m by 1.4m deep.
It is shown on (S1), but not the earlier map in (S2).
The pond may have been excavated to serve as an ornamental pond in the gardens of the 18th century Lynford Hall (NHER 5138). The University of East Anglia has suggested it might have been one of the 'canals' mentioned by Blomefield in the early 19th century.
D. Robertson (HES), 24 July 2015.

May 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A wide ditch is seen as an earthwork on visualised lidar data (S3). 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.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 14th May 2019.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.
<S2>Map: Fairbrother, Clark and Lye. 1856. Sale Particulars of Lynford Hall Estate.
<S3>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)
61074Related to: Ditch in Lynford Park (Monument)
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