Monument record 0413900000 - DECOY-POND WOOD, CALVERT

Summary

Decoy pond known from eighteenth century map and surviving earthworks recorded during site visit

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Post-medieval decoy pond in Decoypond Wood

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • DECOY POND (18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)

Description

Plan Form - STAR SHAPED
STAR SHAPED FEATURE ON 1788 MAP APPROX AT NGR (B1).
'DECOY-POND WOOD' ON MAPS NEAR CALVERT STATION. POND NOW A DEPRESSION. PIPES UNTRACEABLE (B2).
WOOD IS MOSTLY OAK/HAZEL/THORN BUT DECOY AREA IS SALIX/THORN SCRUB WITH SOME LARGER TREES. BANKS OF SQUARE [POND] STILL SUBSTANTIAL & HIGH WITH ARMS [PIPES] BANKED UP ABOVE SURROUND. MARSHY GROUND APPEARS 'GROOVED' FROM SOUTH BANK ONLY (B3).

Sources (3)

  • <1>SBC6714 Map: Thomas Jefferys. 1770. [Map of] The County of Buckingham. Printed map. Linen. 1 inch:1 mile.
  • <2>SBC4521 Bibliographic reference: ELAND G 1923 IN BUCKS P116.
  • <3>SBC13695 Unpublished document: Chris Reid. 1980. NOTE AND SKETCH PLAN, FOLLOWING FIELD VISIT IN APRIL 1980.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 6944 2393 (560m by 390m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish STEEPLE CLAYDON, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • Event - Survey: HS2 remote sensing survey - CH-004 - 013 (EBC17782)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC17704)

Record last edited

Jul 15 2021 5:14PM

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