Reply To: Timber Ponds, Mast Ponds and Pickling Ponds extant in the UK
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The mast, or timber pods that I recall were at different ends of the country. First, on the River Itchen, just above Northam Bridge on the north bank, there was a fairly large timber pond used to weather the wood and it was probably part of the timber merchant adjacent, Gabriel Wade.
The other ones I recall were just up river from Port Glasgow on the Clyde and these were extensive and probably used for storing various timbers before being cut and sawn in the shipbuilding industry. Walking in the riverside park a couple of years ago, some of the upright timbers were still there as a reminder of times past, but probably not used for 50+ years.
I don’t know of any that are in a good state of repair.