Historic Ponds Researcher
A desk-based survey in 2014-15 found that there are over 1,300 ponds in the Norfolk Coast area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). However, the survey uncovered very little information about the vast majority of those ponds. The ponds were categorised and some of the categories give some indication of their historic provenance, but there is some careful research work than needs to be undertaken, using historic ponds and pond information available online to produce a database of moats, fishponds, decoys and ornamental ponds, in order to understand this better.
The report from the survey and the mapping of the ponds that was produced from it can be be found on the Ponds Project pages of the 'current projects' section of this site.
A volunteer role description is available here (this was for 2016/17 but there is still much to be done with this project so please get in touch with our office to register your interest and find out more details.)