Old Weir / Fish Ponds – Kildale

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In the woods just to the North of Kildale are the remains of a large weir.
Ruined Weir, Kildale
Ruined Weir, Kildale

Ruined Weir, Kildale
Ruined Weir, Kildale
The first OS Map from 1856 and subsequent editions marks this area as “Old Fish Ponds”
A great flood is recorded to have taken place in Kildale in 1840 by the breaking of a dam at Kildale Hall.
Although I cannot say for sure, this seems the likely the location of that event as the river now flows to the North around the old weir.

2 thoughts on “Old Weir / Fish Ponds – Kildale

  1. Just took some pictures of this and was just going to send you them, but as usual your on the ball Chris, any info on bleach mill about half a mile down stream?

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