List Entry Summary
This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
List entry Number: 1002237
The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
County: East Sussex
District Type: District Authority
Parish: East Dean and Friston
National Park: SOUTH DOWNS
Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.
Date first scheduled: 28-May-1974
Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.
Legacy System Information
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System: RSM - OCN
UID: ES 414
This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.
List entry Description
Summary of Monument
Post-medieval dewpond, 280m north-east of Point House.
Reasons for Designation
A dewpond is a shallow pond, often artificial, fed by the condensation of water from the air, occurring on high land which has no other adequate water supply. They traditionally formed an important source of water for livestock, usually sheep, on the South Downs.
The post-medieval dewpond, 280m north-east of Point House is a good example of its type, which survives well.
This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 24 February 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.
The monument includes a post-medieval dewpond situated near the summit of South Hill at a cross roads adjacent to the Church of St Mary The Virgin, Friston on the South Downs.
The dew pond is thought to have been formed of puddle clay. It is broadly oval in form and measures about 33m north-south by 31m east-west. The 17th century church register records that it was twice cleaned out by the community. The pond is now planted with ornamental plants and trees.
NMR TV59NE95. PastScape 470145.
National Grid Reference: TV 55116 98205
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