TQ5909 : Common Pond, Hailsham

taken 7 years ago, near to Hailsham, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Common Pond, Hailsham
Common Pond, Hailsham
The Common Pond in Bellbanks Road has been a focal point in Hailsham for centuries and is considered to be the town's "Jewel In The Crown". The commons were largely enclosed in 1855, but the pond area was retained by the lord of the manor, Lord Sackville. It was finally bought by the Council in 1922 for 300, and became a public open space. Radical works to the 1.86 acre site began in 1996. The pond base was then excavated and surplus clay used to extend the existing central island, before the construction of a second island and a sloping marginal wetland area along and over a section of the south perimeter wall. Many thousands of carp and other fishes were removed, and not replaced LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 February, 2015   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 18 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Hailsham 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pond 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5909 0910 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.5719N 0:15.5451E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 59139 09071
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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