Monument record M4637 - FISHPOND AT EAST MARKHAM


FISHPOND? (Medieval to Post Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 74385 72459 (110m by 100m)
Map sheet SK77SW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish East Markham, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two irregular shaped features which could be the corner of a moat. First described as "moat" on (1), but unnamed on the 1885 edition. (1)
A shallow section of a moat, but very wide with a stone wall on the N (W?) side and some massive stonework on the gateway or stile at the NW end of the wall. A poor specimen of a moat. (2)
Not a moat but a large fishpond, the E end of which has been destroyed by farming activity. The pond now has a max depth of 1.6m and is surrounded by pasture, it was originally fed by a swift running brook to the S. (3)
This is not a moat, but part of a series of fishponds which have largely been ploughed out leaving only this much disfigured by later farmworks. The full extent of the fishponds extend at least 60m W and 200m E of the scheduled area. The walls referred to are the "enclosure" walls coming downhill from the church. Ridge and furrow of recent date occupy the floor of the pond. (4)
A sunken field which seems to have more to do with either railway drainage or clay extraction - I very much doubt if it is a moated site. The stonework in the field wall could have come from anywhere. (5)
Morph: 156.5.1 fishpond. (7)
Descheduled 1994 - was SAM 49.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 colour print, neg B4/3, SMR

<1> OS, 1900, 1:2500, County Series 1900 (Map). SNT1021.

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 DOE, AM7 - undated, no author (Unpublished document).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

<3> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

<4> Hart CR, 1984, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT754.

<5> Samuels JR, 1986, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1231.

<6> OS, 1920, 1:2500, County Series 1920 (Map). SNT1029.

Other Refs: 20/1

<7> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Map: OS. 1900. 1:2500, County Series 1900.
  • <2> Unpublished document: DOE. AM7 - undated, no author.
  • <3> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Hart CR. 1984. AM107.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1986. AM107.
  • <6> Map: OS. 1920. 1:2500, County Series 1920.
  • <7> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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