Monument record MDR6072 - Row Ponds, Hardwick Park

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

'Row Ponds' is marked on the OS map of 1973. (1) Probable fishponds. (2) A chain of ponds called Row Ponds is situated 500m west of Hardwick Hall - these are shown on Senior's map of 1610 - and may be identifiable with 'fyshe poules' mentioned in a rental of 1570. They feed into a larger stretch of water called Great Pond c.150m to the west. (3) The Row ponds are shown by William Senior on his map of 1610 as seven ponds descending into the Doe Lea. There are now six and it is difficult to see where the seventh might have fitted in. The last pond, adjacent to the Great Pond, is entirely silted and overgrown. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1973. OS 1:10 000 1973.
  • <2> Personal Observation: R1 KJD 08-FEB-91.
  • <3> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 1999. Hardwick Hall. Registered Parks and Gardens description.. GD1418.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Chris Burnett Associates. 1997. The History of Hardwick Park and Outline Restoration Strategy.



Grid reference Centred SK 45819 63913 (389m by 168m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3697

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2015 4:18PM

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