TQ4607 : Dew pond by Firle Bostal

taken 11 years ago, near to Firle, East Sussex, Great Britain

Dew pond by Firle Bostal
Dew pond by Firle Bostal
A Dew pond is an artificial pond usually sited on the top of a hill, intended for watering livestock. Dew ponds are used in areas where a natural supply of surface water may not be readily available.

They are usually shallow, saucer-shaped and lined with puddled clay, chalk or marl on an insulating straw layer over a bottom layer of chalk or lime.

Despite the name, their primary source of water is believed to be rainfall rather than dew or mist.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 464 070 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.6826N 0:4.7458E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 465 071
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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