TQ5151 : Dew Pond, Wickhurst Rd

taken 13 years ago, near to Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, Great Britain

Dew Pond, Wickhurst Rd
Dew Pond, Wickhurst Rd
A Dew pond is an artificial pond usually sited on the top of a hill, intended for watering livestock. Dew ponds are used in areas where a natural supply of surface water may not be readily available.

They are usually shallow, saucer-shaped and lined with puddled clay, chalk or marl on an insulating straw layer over a bottom layer of chalk or lime.

Despite the name, their primary source of water is believed to be rainfall rather than dew or mist.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 April, 2009
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Dew pond   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 518 516 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.6027N 0:10.4208E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 518 516
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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