Record Details

NHER Number:31321
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval fishponds in Stewpond Carr


These four post medieval fishponds are shown on old maps. They survive as shallow reed-filled depressions within marshy carr woodland. They may be associated with the 1835 rebuild of Horstead Hall and park.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2577 2046
Map Sheet:TG22SE

Full description

Name noted by E. Rose (NAU) on (S1).

Four parallel ponds aligned north northwest to south southeast are shown on (S1) within a ditched enclosure, with the eastern boundary a catch drain parallel to the River Bure. No leats or joining channels are shown. They survive as shallow reed filled depressions within marshy carr, with some possible further features of similar but less distinct nature to north. Impossible to ascertain whether other details are evident due to vegetation cover around the depressions. (S2) shows as valley floor pasture. (S3) shows named wood. Possibly associated with 1835 rebuild of Horstead Hall and park.
B. Cushion (NLA), July 1995.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. Ordnance Survey Map. 25 inch to the mile. Second Edition. 1:2500.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824-1836. Ordnance Survey First Edition 1 inch..

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44207Parent of: Horstead Hall landscape park (Monument)

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