The Slaugham Archive
Barry Ray Year: 1925 Villages: HandcrossThe Hyde lake
Approaching the Hyde house along the drive one comes upon Darkalley Pond, with Upper Pond above the sluice gate. Interestingly, the 1842 Tithe map does not show any ponds; only a brook flowing through a steep-sided valley. However, a map of 1874 clearly shows the ponds and one must conclude that a dam was constructed at sometime between these two dates.
Picture added on 29 January 2012 at 16:42
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