South Mast Pond, 1696

South Mast Pond, 1696 (HM2899)

Location: Chertsey, England KT16 Surrey
Country: United Kingdom

N 51° 23.807', W 0° 31.795'

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South Mast Pond, 1696
Scheduled Ancient Monument
The grey gravel area marks the location of the South Mast Pond. First dug in 1696, it is now the Historic Dockyard's oldest surviving Scheduled Ancient Monument. It was filled in during the late 19th century.
In the age of sail fir logs for mast-making were first seasoned by storing them under water in the mast ponds. This allowed the sap to die back without the resin drying
out - keeping the timber supple so it could flex in the wind. Most of the mast timber was imported. The best quality logs came from forests in Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania and were exported through the Baltic port of Riga. Canadian white and yellow pine was also used.
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HM NumberHM2899
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Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 671830 N 5696845
Decimal Degrees51.39678333, -0.52991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 23.807', W 0° 31.795'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 23' 48.42" N, 0° 31' 47.7" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near St Ann's Hill Rd, Chertsey England KT16, GB
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