Moats, Ponds and Ornamental Lakes in the Historic Environment

Deposits of archaeological and palaeoecological importance may be encountered during invasive work on artificial water bodies. This guidance describes their character and value, together with key historic environment considerations for planning and executing site works.


  • Introduction
  • The potential
  • Archaeology
  • Palaeoecology
  • Dating
  • Considering the threats
  • Assessing the resource
  • Mitigation
  • Hazards during investigation and assessment
  • Links and further information
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51687
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