“Hog Pit” pond

Hog Pit is directly in front of today’s main north entrance to Carshalton Park.

 
The origin of this substantial earthwork is unknown, but reference to Hoggpytte can be found in medieval records for the year 1444.
 
It is recorded that in the late 18th century Hog Pit was used as a water reservoir for mill power.
 
Despite still often being called a pond, it is now dry and forms a simple amphitheatre.

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