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Re: The old small clapper bridge over Nanny Beck, Adel Woods.

PostedCOLON Fri 25 Aug, 2017 9:14 pm
by sparky415
I don't think that pond is that old. I remember it being dug about 25 years ago....... unless I'm wrong..

Re: The old small clapper bridge over Nanny Beck, Adel Woods.

PostedCOLON Fri 25 Aug, 2017 10:59 pm
by Leodian
sparky415 wroteColonI don't think that pond is that old. I remember it being dug about 25 years ago....... unless I'm wrong..


Hi sparky415 :).

The footbridge (marked as F.B.) and what is almost certainly the pond are shown going back to at least an 1893 1:2,500 map in the Old Maps UK website. The pond is occasionally cleared of rubbish and weeds so perhaps that is what you saw.

I don't know if the pond ever had a specific purpose but if it did I wonder if it was to do with the flax mill that used to be close by, though it always seems to have only been a small pond.

Re: The old small clapper bridge over Nanny Beck, Adel Woods.

PostedCOLON Sat 26 Aug, 2017 2:13 pm
by sparky415
Hi, yes, it must have been filled in for many years and dredged when I remebered it....