MSO11625 - Post-medieval ponds southeast of Bickham (Monument)


The ponds with dams are shown on historic mapping and may have acted as mill ponds to provide a head of water for the waterwheel at Bickham Farm. They might otherwise have acted as fishponds.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

"Great Woodclose Pond" and "Hill Pond" are marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, showing as two ponds with dams. [1,2] Possibly mill ponds to provide a head of water for the waterwheel at Bickham (MSO11624) or may be fishponds. [3] Both ponds are depicted on the Timberscombe Tithe Map. [4] The ponds are also labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Annotated corrections on Ordnance Survey map. As specified. 1962 6 inch map, SS94SW and SS94SE.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 16 May 1984.
  • <4> Map: 1843. Timberscombe Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped features: #41717 Hill Pond, ; #41718 Great Woodclose Pond, ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9506 4127 (311m by 439m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34125

Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 4:45PM


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