This large ‘double ended cart pond’ is situated alongside Cliff Road on public access land owned by the Longleat Estate at OS grid reference ST48698 53437.
Silt removal was carried out during the autumn of 2017 after which the pond was left until the spring of 2018 when temperatures were once again high enough to allow the use of lime mortar. The greatest complication this pond presented was draining it. It sits neatly at the lowest point in the surrounding landscape making a syphon impossible to use, and even with a pump it requires a vast length of pipe to carry the water far enough away from the pond to prevent it simply draining back in. Draining of the pond was undertaken regularly during the early part of spring 2018 to discourage newts from entering it before the stone works began.