Dew Ponds :: Shared Description

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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TQ2908 : Green Ridge Dew Pond by Paul Gillett
TQ5151 : Dew Pond, Wickhurst Rd by N Chadwick
TV5796 : Dew Pond at Wigden's Bottom by PAUL FARMER
TQ0749 : Dew pond by the North Downs Way by N Chadwick
TV5797 : Dew Pond at East Hale Bottom by PAUL FARMER
TQ2508 : Dew Pond by Foredown Road by Oast House Archive
TQ3606 : view from Bullock Hill by Paul Gillett
TQ3707 : Dew Pond by N Chadwick
TQ3309 : Lot's Pond by Paul Gillett
TQ3306 : Bevendean Dew Pond by Paul Gillett
TQ3312 : Dew Pond by N Chadwick
TQ2408 : Mile Oak Dew Pond by Oast House Archive
TV5898 : Dew pond above Eastbourne by N Chadwick
TQ4003 : Dew Pond - Telscombe Tye by Paul Gillett
TQ4003 : Dew Pond on Telscombe Tye by Paul Gillett
TQ4607 : Dew pond by Firle Bostal by N Chadwick
TV5899 : Dewpond, The Peak by N Chadwick
TQ2908 : Green Ridge Dew Pond and Patcham Windmill by Paul Gillett
TQ4105 : Dry Dew pond by N Chadwick
TQ3207 : Hollingbury Dew Pond by Paul Gillett
TQ3707 : Dew Pond by N Chadwick
TQ2908 : Dew Pond & Windmill by Paul Gillett
TQ5817 : Dewpond - Horam by Paul Gillett
TQ3707 : Dew pond by N Chadwick
TV5898 : Dew Pond, Warren Hill Eastbourne by PAUL FARMER

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Created: Wed, 25 Nov 2009, Updated: Thu, 26 Nov 2009

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