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SITE 182 STOCKING SOD

OS REF:SK57701294-SK57911325

Date: 9th October 2003

This was our first visit to walk the area and to look for a pond that shows on the map as a shallow circular dip but not on the boundary as is usual for field ponds. After a very hot, dry summer there was nothing to see but there was evidence of a 'dish' and the soil looked a different colour. We will have to return after the rains to see what happens. A further visit will be needed to see what else there is to record.

Date: 7th February 2004

A return visit was made to see if there was any change to the 'dish' and we were pleased to see it full of water. There had been a lot of rain over two months so it was a good time to check it out. This is Pond 22 in the survey and called Stocking Sod Pool after the old field name.

We will still need to return to make more details about the field in general.

Site 182 The shallow 'dish' in the foreground is Pond 22 Stocking Sod Pool. October 2003

Site 182 looking to The Ridings. Pond 22 Stocking Sod Pool site in the foreground. October 2003

Site 182 The 'dish' of Pond 22 in the foreground. October 2003

Site 182 Stocking Sod Pool 22 with water. Looking to West Cross Lane. February 2004

Site 182 Looking to The Ridings. 'Pax' residence stands out. Pond 22 Stocking Sod Pool in the foreground. February 2004

Site 182 with Pond 22 Stocking Sod Pool. February 2004

Site 182 Looking to Lodge Farm House and Site 193 Stocking Close Spinney. February 2007

STOCKING SOD SITE 182 IN 2015

Looking from Site 181 Stocking towards West Cross Lane. February 2015

Looking from Site 181 Stocking to West Cross Lane. February 2015

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