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Monument record MDR13015 - Bakewell Mere, Monyash Road, Bakewell

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Former public watering place allocated in the Enclosure Act of 1806. (1) This now comprises an overgrown and poorly-drained piece of land. A pond is shown on the 1879 Ordnance Survey map, depicted as an irregular feature taking up most of this small roadside area. The enclosure around the mere was added at the time of the 1810 Enclosure Award, indicating that the pond existed by that date. It lies next to the traditional road from Monyash to Bakewell and this was probably important for droving stock to the market form Bakewell Common and beyond. The pond may therefore have been an important en-route watering place. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. E115, Challenger, G P, 1978.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 2002. The Bakewell Archaeological Survey, 2002. p 188, Feature 7.1.



Grid reference Centred SK 2074 6789 (21m by 17m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3844

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Record last edited

Sep 12 2016 3:38PM

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