SE9482 : Brompton Ponds

near to Brompton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Brompton Ponds
Brompton Ponds
Brompton by Sawdon probably owes its existence to the many springs that come to the surface near these ponds. This photograph is looking south into the ‘next square’ and was taken from SE9482 : Church Lane.

If you look carefully you will see that there are, in fact, two ponds here with a wear between them. These ponds have springs coming up into them.
There are also springs coming up in the grounds of Brompton Hall School (onetime home of Sir George Cayley¹) that feed into the upper of these two ponds by means of a culvert under the lane.
Other springs came up in the third village mill pond from which, at one time, the village drew its water supply.

For a photograph taken from the dam wall(with the wooden stakes²) containing the far pond but looking back (northerly), toward this viewpoint, click here SE9482 : All Saints' Church, Brompton by Sawdon.
Also, from the same viewpoint, see this photograph of SE9481 : Brompton Ponds.
¹Sir George Cayley was the first person to identify the four forces of flight - thrust, lift, drag, and weight - and to describe the relationship each had with the other.
²Since this photograph was taken a fence has been erected along the top of the SE9481 : Dam Wall.
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Saturday, 13 April, 2002   (more nearby)
Friday, 26 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 943 820 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.5028N 0:33.3045W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 943 821
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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