A complex of fish ponds in Picking Gill, including High and Low Ponds. Plot no. 145, acreage 1.204 for Low Fish Pond. NGR 42350, 46660 (Low Fish Pond)
Site Description: Complex of Fishponds
Site Access: Public to part of site only (incl Wine Wife Well), now community nature reserve
Micro climate: Dark, sheltered
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: Appear modern: boardwalk to Well, gravel Land Rover tracks. Other footpaths through site could be remnants of designed landscape
Water features: Wine Wife Well: natural spring feeding Hebden Beck & 3 small lakes (dammed); 2 with stone wall edges
Other man-made features: Sandstone quarry (1799 - early 1900s) owned by township of Sawley
Natural features: Large weathered sandstone rocks
Planting: Replanted in 2005 with shrubs & trees as community nature reserve
General Condition: Lakes appeared overgrown with ferns & bracken
Other comments: None
Recorder: PAW & DJC
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