Biddenham Show 2024
Biddenham Show 2024

Village Pond

In 1700 Sir William Boteler and his wife Elizabeth created a carp pond to supply fish for the Biddenham Manor table. Over time the former manor carp pond became known as the village pond.

The pond lies on the ancient causeway – the Coffin Path – leading from the village green to the church.
Eventually it fell into disuse and became overgrown until in 1986 a group of Biddenham residents led by Dorothy Richards began a project to restore the pond and to maintain it as a nature conservation area and village amenity. Public access to the whole site was kindly granted by the two landowners.
The Friends of the Biddenham Village Pond was established as successor to the project group to manage the pond site and its continuing conservation, and to raise the funds necessary to support that work.