Saturday, 22 October 2011

Water World

In 1069 William the Conqueror built a dam across the River Foss and created a 120 acre lake known as the King’s Fishpool. This artificial lake provided both protection for the city and fresh fish for the local market, although fishing rights belonged exclusively to the King or his appointed agents.

Nowadays Kings Pool  is once more just a river, and the building reflected in the water houses the administrative arm of the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).


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