Monument record M8104 - Fishponds, Sibthorpe


FISHPOND (Medieval)


Grid reference SK 76349 45250 (point)
Map sheet SK74NE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Sibthorpe, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Fishponds, levelled. (1) (2)
Levelling of the fishponds was carried out by the farmer on 5th-6th April 1967. Great quantities of white material were exposed in the central area of the first enclosure in the NE half of the field. A sample was analysed … a probably artificial mixture of sand and clay with a high proportion of lime. This is likely to have been a lining of the fishpond. The farmer had previously dug a number of trenches across the banks of the second enclosure. These showed some soil stratification, and possibly the beginnings of simlar pond lining on the inner sides. No pottery or other finds were made, although a few scraps of animal bones were noted. (3)
Published (but un-named) fishpond complex now destroyed. (4)
Morph: 212.5.3 enclosure, 212.5.4 enclosure. (5)
See M1443 for college & cross refs.

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.


Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.


<1> CUCAP, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT594.

Other Refs: EF 58

<2> Pickering J, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1148.

Other Refs: 1426/1,8 (NLAP SK 7644/3, 7643/9)

<3> Thoroton Society, 1967, TTS, p 30 (Published document). SNT380.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1972, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT581.

<5> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: CUCAP. Air photos.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Pickering J. Air photos.
  • <3> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1967. TTS. 71. p 30.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1972. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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