Common Pond, Hailsham :: Shared Description

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
by Paul Gillett
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TQ5909 : Common Pond, Hailsham by Paul Gillett
TQ5909 : Common Pond by N Chadwick
TQ5909 : Common Pond by N Chadwick
TQ5909 : Common Pond, Hailsham by Paul Gillett
TQ5909 : Common Pond, Hailsham by Paul Gillett
TQ5909 : Common Pond by N Chadwick
TQ5909 : Common Pond, Hailsham by Paul Gillett


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Created: Wed, 18 Feb 2015, Updated: Wed, 18 Feb 2015

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