Church Farm is home to our first two ponds; Original ghost (the first ghost pond we re-excavated), and Horseshoe pond (a large overgrow pond which we restored).
The farm has a high density of ponds, in varying stages of succession. Most of the ponds on the farm are old marl pits, although a couple have been dug more recently for ornamental purposes. Original ghost was once located on a hedgerow, which was removed in the 1950s and chucked into the pond to fill it in. The restored Horseshoe pond is located in the same field as the ghost, and was presumably left to succeed because it was inconveniently large to fill in.