Monument record MYO2426 - Dam of the Kings Fishpool


This monument record marks the location of a dam constructed in 1067 by William 1. The dam was constructed with the intention of flooding the newly-excavated ditches of York Castle. As well as creating these water defences for York Castle, the dam also flooded the valley of the river Foss creating a large artifical lake. This became known as the King's Fishpool. The monument has not, as yet, been observed in archaeological interventions.


Grid reference Centred SE 6058 5131 (122m by 36m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Record last edited

Jan 6 2023 3:06PM


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