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Decoy pond 350m south of Aslackby Decoy Farm



Reference Name MLI33344

Name:
Decoy pond 350m south of Aslackby Decoy Farm

Summary:
Decoy pond 350m south of Aslackby Decoy Farm

Location:
POINTON AND SEMPRINGHAM, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
CROPMARKS OF ASLACKBY DECOY, ASLACKBY FEN. THE DECOY APPEARS TO CONSIST OF AN OCTAGONAL DOUBLE-DITCHED ENCLOSURE AROUND A STAR-SHAPED POND WITH EIGHT PIPES CURVING FROM THE ANGLES. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}, LENGTH 150M, WIDTH 130M, HTM 3M
The buried remains of the cropmark decoy (SAM 31614) is the only surviving one of five formerly located on adjacent fens lying within a radius of 1km to 2km, during the nineteenth century. {6}

Sources:
1 Serial: ROEBUCK A. 1935. LINCOLNSHIRE MAGAZINE. VOL 2 No.5, p136
2 Aerial Photograph: HARTLEY, R.F.R.. 1980-92. LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. 3310/21,23,1980,
3 Aerial Photograph: HARTLEY, R.F.R.. 1980-92. LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. 3308/8A; 3310/28,1981,
4 Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946-50. RAF POST WAR COLLECTION. 106G/UK 1431; 7135-6,1946,
5 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1824. Ordnance Survey first edition one inch to the mile map (Lincolnshire). SLEAFORD
6 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Scheduling document 31614. MPP 22

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