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Friday Photo: Merecroft Pool

Posted March 20th, 2020 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of Merecroft Pool, in Kings Norton Nature Reserve. The nature reserve is a lovely place to walk for a little bit of fresh air. Merecroft pool itself is thought to have been dug in around 1900 for use as a pleasure and boating lake. The land that immediately surrounds the pool was once part of two large granges that formed a medieval estate belonging to Bordesley Abbey, during this period the land was known as Kingsack Farm. There is more interesting information about the history of the pool, and the rest of Kings Norton Nature reserve, to be discovered on the Friends of Kings Norton Nature Reserve website.

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