Fleet Pond  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fleet Pond like this:

FLEETPOND, a locality on the NE border of Hants; on the Southwestern railway, 3½ miles WSW of Farnborough. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Winchfield. A lake which gives name to it is one of the largest of the lakelets among the heaths of Hants and Surrey; and is traversed by the railway on a high bank of sand. ...

The engineer, at the forming of the railway, found difficulty in projecting this bank; but he contrived first to face the slopes with sods, then to lay on a thatch of hazel rods, and then to pin down the thatch with willows, which soon took root, and matted the turf on the sand.

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Fleet Pond through time

Fleet Pond is now part of Hart district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hart has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fleet Pond itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fleet Pond, in Hart and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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