Parlington Hall :: The Estate :: Former Lake
The footbridges over the beck and overflow channel, in the former lake.
The header picture is the bridge abutment on the east bank of the Cock Beck, which carried the bridge deck over the river. The extent of the mud on each face, shows how the water level changes during different weather conditions, the lake would have assisted in reducing the peaks that are experienced regularly these days. So when people imagine that the floods down stream in Aberford are the result of climate change they might better reflect on the physical changes over the course of the river, from Stanks through to Aberford.
The footpaths are shown in brown on the plan and cross over the Cock Beck (Shown with a dark blue dotted line) and also over the overflow channel, The latter bridge is still intact, but the one over the beck has gone.
Area Denoted by (A) on the Plan of the Lake
Almost hidden, Bridge over the Lake Overflow Channel
The lake is no more and so too therefore is the overflow channel, just water seepage showing in the sodden bottom.
The mechanics of the overflow may require a further visit with an archaeological trowel to investigate its workings!
Continued on Lake 6.
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