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Picking Gill  | OS Grid Ref: 423350,467200  | Site classified as: Pond:Fish  | HPG Ref: 60160

Map Evidence

1857 OS
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1909 OS
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)

Extract from Site Visit report

Site Description: Complex of Fishponds
Site Access: Public to part of site only (incl Wine Wife Well), now community nature reserve
Visibility: Clear
Micro climate: Dark, sheltered
Buildings: None
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
Recommendations: NFA
Other comments: None
Recorder: PAW & DJC
Date: 03/09/07

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