Monument record M1201 - Fishponds, Whatton


FISHPOND (Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 74262 39714 (102m by 130m)
Map sheet SK73NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Whatton, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A homestead moat. (1)
A large rectangular moated site, diameter as on plan. The inner bank is c 5ft higher than the level of the surrounding field, except at where it rises 6ft higher. The moat is c 5ft deep and the central depression is at about the same level as bed of moat. The site lies c 1/4 mile S of Cranmer's Mound, plan and position suggest that this is the castle fish store. (2)
These earthworks appear to be fishponds. (3)
This feature is not a moat proper but a moated fishpond and as such is unlikely to have supported a house. Apart from a minor mutilation to the S corner it is in good condition. (4)
Morph: 230.8.1 unknown medieval fishpond. (6)
See L 7756, L 7763 for nearby earthworks

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Plan, SMR card (5)

<1> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 311 (Published document). SNT1383.

<2> DOE, AM7 - undated, no author (Unpublished document). SNT52.

<3> OS, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT983.

Other Refs: 64 217 005-6

<4> Seaman BH, 1970, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1249.

<5> Bawden D, 1977-8, Plan - Fishponds South of Aslockton Station (Plan). SNT46.

<6> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 311.
  • <2> Unpublished document: DOE. AM7 - undated, no author.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: OS. Air photos.
  • <4> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1970. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Plan: Bawden D. 1977-8. Plan - Fishponds South of Aslockton Station.
  • <6> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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