Fishponds and / or salmon and trout pools were a feature of many medieval manors and estates. There is evidence of a number in the Southampton area.

1) At South Stoneham at the south east end of the grounds of South Stoneham House. Like the nearby salmon pool it belonged traditionally to the lord of the manor of South Stoneham and appears to be of considerable antiquity.
(2) At St Denys, immediately north of Cobden Bridge was the fish pond of St Denys Priory fed by tapping the lower waters of four local streams by means of a small canal which fed the fishpond.
(3) On the north side of the former Lower Townhill Park the outlines of the medieval fishpond were formerly traceable on the ground.


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