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Name:Pond earthworks south of the church
HER Ref:MLE21529
Parish:Houghton on the Hill, Harborough, Leicestershire
Grid Reference:SK 6768 0313
Map:Coming soon

Monument Types

  • POND (Late Medieval to Early Post-medieval - 1350 AD? to 1699 AD?)

Summary

There are earthworks of bank/ditches in this field, clearly visible on 1988 oblique photos. They appear to be a dam and other earthworks relating to water management.

Additional Information

The site was visited on 18th December 2014 by RF Hartley. At some date a substantial earth dam, up to 2m in height, was constructed across the stream (on the south-west side of the site) to form a pond. A by-pass channel on the south-east side allowed for the pond to be drained periodically. On the slope above the bypass channel is an area surrounded on three sides with a ditch and hedge and containing faint earthworks.


<1> Finn, Neil, 2015, Historic environment desk-based assessment for land off School Lane, Houghton on the Hill, Leicestershire (Unpublished document). SLE4584.

Photographs of the site visit on 18th December 2014 were taken by Neil Finn.

Sources

<1>Unpublished document: Finn, Neil. 2015. Historic environment desk-based assessment for land off School Lane, Houghton on the Hill, Leicestershire.

Associated Finds

    None recorded

Designations

  • SHINE: Medieval ridge and furrow earthworks, Houghton on the Hill
  • Conservation Area: Houghton on the Hill

Images

Pond earthworks south of the church  © LCC

Pond earthworks south of the church © LCC

Houghton on the Hill  © LCC

Houghton on the Hill © LCC

Pond earthworks S of the church  © LCC

Pond earthworks S of the church © LCC