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Grid reference: ST9331

The lake was created by damming a tributary of the river Nadder. It is in the grounds of what was once Fonthill Abbey, built by the 18th century eccentric, William Beckford.

Various rarities have been recorded here. The usual waterfowl include Mandarin Duck, Mallard, Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe. Also woodland species such as Chiffchaff, Robin, Chaffinch Nutchatch, Treecreeper.

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