TQ3207 : Hollingbury Dew Pond

taken 9 years ago, near to Moulsecoomb, Brighton And Hove, Great Britain

Hollingbury Dew Pond
Hollingbury Dew Pond
This restoration was from an overgrown site, the pond had been partly filled/flattened out with the rubble from a nearby barn that was demolished, early 1900's to make a green for the golf course. Subsequently (1950's ?) the course was remodelled and this area left to become overgrown. Efforts by volunteers cleared the site and surrounding area to allow restoration.
Again, high rainfal has resulted in a higher than expected water level and erosion, recently made good with new clay. LinkExternal link
Dew Ponds

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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TQ3207, 54 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 21 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Place (from Tags)
Brighton  Hollingbury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 32621 07645 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.1875N 0:7.0375W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 32603 07640
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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