SK8900 : Village Pond, Glaston

taken 10 years ago, near to Glaston, Rutland, Great Britain

Village Pond, Glaston
Village Pond, Glaston
What looks to be a formal pool is actually a pond constructed about 1740. The wording on the sign (see SK8900 : Village pond at Glaston) says,

"An ancient pond circa 1740
for soaking cart wheels to prevent
ash wood shrinking from the iron tyres and
also for horses hooves to prevent hardening"

I hope the horses didn't get foot rot!
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 March, 2007
Category
Village pond   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 898 005 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.7411N 0:40.4799W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 898 005
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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