SU9251 : Normandy Pond

taken 10 years ago, near to Normandy, Surrey, Great Britain

Normandy Pond
Normandy Pond
The pond is on Normandy Common and is a SNCI (Site of Nature Conservation Importance). It is probably not natural and was possibly dug for sand extraction in the eighteenth century. It was apparently in a very overgrown state by the mid-1980s when local residents, under the umbrella of Normandy Parish Council, volunteered to restore it. Read here LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) for the full story of the restoration.

The photograph was taken late in the afternoon of a day during a period of weather with continual clear skies resulting in cold nights and comparatively warm days for February. Despite the ambient temperature of around 8 Centigrade at the time, the pond had not unfrozen at all during the day.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 February, 2008
Category
Pond   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 929 517 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.4143N 0:40.2058W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 928 516
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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