Monument details

HER Number:1394/1/4
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Chorley Old Hall Fishponds, Scheduled


A series of three fishponds lie to the south-west of the moat at Chorley Old Hall. The moated site and associated fishponds are a Scheduled Monument. The ponds are linked to the south-west corner of the moat by a feeder channel which was subject to archaeological investigation in 2012, this concluded that the channel and the ponds were contemporary and of probable mid to late twentieth century date. Historic mapping and air photographs corroborate this theory. The ponds are not depicted on either the Tithe Map for the area or nineteenth/early twentieth century historic Ordnance Survey Mapping. Additionally they are not identifiable on photography prior to the 1980s, although a defined north-south channel linking the moat to a watercourse to the south, is visible on photography dating to the 1970s.


Monument Types

  • FISHPOND? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FEEDER CHANNEL (AD 20TH CENTURY - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
  • FISHPOND (AD 20TH CENTURY - 1900 AD to 1999 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1009562: Chorley Old Hall Moated Site And Four Fishponds

Related records

1394/1/1Related to: Chorley Old Hall (Building)
1394/1/2Related to: Chorley Old Hall Medieval Moat (Monument)

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