Alresford Pond facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Hampshire|
|Area||30.2 hectares (75 acres)|
|Location map||Magic Map|
This large lake was created by Godfrey de Lucy, who was Bishop of Winchester between 1189 and 1204, to provide a reservoir of water to make the River Itchen navigable. The lake has a rich aquatic plant community and large populations of breeding wetland birds, such as reed warblers and sedge warblers.
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