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CHER Number:04765
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post Medieval fishpond, Shelford Mill

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 459 516
Parish:Great Shelford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

Monument Type(s):

  • FISHPOND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATER GARDEN (19th century to Modern - 1825 AD to 2050 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Full description

1. Moat-like feature. Post Medieval fish ponds, probably 18th century.

2. Fish ponds and water gardens dating from 1825, associated with Kings Mill House (see MCB19363).

A homestead moat on the N of the River Cam or Granta and fed by it. It measures overall 65.0m N-S by 60.0m transversely. The moat, averaging 9.0m in width and 0.5m deep, is water filled from the river through a sluice at the SE angle and has a piped outfall at the NE corner. There is no trace of access to the island, which is covered by mature trees and scrub. There is no evidence of occupation but a rectangular fishpond has been cut through the interior.


<1> OS (Map). SCB16353.

<2> Cambridgeshire Garden Trust, 2000, The Gardens of Cambridgeshire: A Gazetteer, p. 96 (Bibliographic reference). SCB21348.

<3> FG, Field Investigator Comments, 15/02/1968 (Verbal communication). SCB63076.

<4> Mason, G.J., Field Investigator Comments, 10/02/1982 (Verbal communication). SCB60631.

Sources and further reading

<1>Map: OS.
<2>Bibliographic reference: Cambridgeshire Garden Trust. 2000. The Gardens of Cambridgeshire: A Gazetteer. p. 96.
<3>Verbal communication: FG. Field Investigator Comments. 15/02/1968.
<4>Verbal communication: Mason, G.J.. Field Investigator Comments. 10/02/1982.