Tyne and Wear HER(6850): Rainton Bridge, fishponds (Joe's Pond) - Details
Rainton Bridge, fishponds (Joe's Pond)
Agriculture and Subsistence
Two large fishponds shown on Ordnance Survey second edition next to Nicholson's pit (HER 3201) - presumably the water-filled former coal workings. The largest pond had a boat house. Came to be known as Joe's Pond. Now a nature reserve. Protected as a SSSI.
<< HER 6850 >> Ordnance Survey second edition map, 1890; East Rainton Women's Institute, ?1940s, History of East Rainton (typescript)