Abbey Fisponds Nature Reserve

An earth bank across a stream valley is the remains of a medieval fishpond, perhaps connected to Abingdon Abbey.

An excavation by Abingdon’s Archaeological Society in 2009 suggested that the dam also served as a causeway, carrying the road to Radley across the valley.

Published Reference: B.M.G. Eeles (2010), Abingdon, Abbey Fishponds Nature Reserve, Radley Road, South Midlands Archaeology 40, 25-27