Monument record 0003503000 - SW OF UPPER FARM


Complex of six medieval fishponds surviving as earthworks

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)


MOSTLY INTERLINKED BY SLUICES, FALLING TO NE. RECENTLY MAINTAINED & CLEARED. ADDITIONAL 1 NOT SHOWN BY OS AT 89881205 COMPLETES RECTANGLE OF 5 PONDS IMMEDIATELY NW OF MOAT. 2 OTHERS (ON OS) NE OF THIS GROUP (B8). 4 LARGE FISHPONDS WATERFILLED & IN GOOD CONDITION (B9). Owner reports that 3 large ponds desilted c30 years ago (spoil dumps still evident alongside ponds). Moat and small pond at NW corner of complex not desilted. Ponds and central platform heavily overgrown and partly obscured by spoil dumps (B10).

Sources (6)

  • ---SBC20715 Aerial Photograph: Michael Farley. 2001. 2001 oblique AP by Mike Farley. SP89281260. Yes.
  • ---SBC20730 Aerial Photograph: Michael Farley. 2001. 2001 oblique AP by Mike Farley. SP89641257. Yes.
  • <6>SBC10400 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1960. OS 1960 6-INCH MAP. 1:10,560.
  • <8>SBC5129 Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E,26 JULY 1972,FIELD VISIT.
  • <9>SBC11368 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARDS (FILED).
  • <10>SBC22216 Unpublished document: Sandy Kidd (BCC). 2003. Notes by Sandy Kidd following site visit October 2003.


Grid reference Centred SP 8993 1215 (200m by 160m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish DRAYTON BEAUCHAMP, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC13944)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC14156)
  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC16498)

Record last edited

Feb 13 2018 12:05PM

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