Devil's Punchbowl Thetford Norfolk | the Devils Mere in Breckland
The Devil's Punchbowl located near Thetford Norfolk is really the Devils Mere as it is one of Brecklands oval shaped fluctuating Meres.
The Devil's Punch Bowl (Devil's Mere)
The Devils Punchbowl in Norfolk (England) water level depends on the long term weather conditions of Thetford and Norfolk.
The Devils Punchbowl is near Thetford and the other Breckland Meres. It is also close to Grimes Graves and the Merton Stone.
As you can see from the photographs of the Devil's Punchbowl Thetford the water level does fluctuate!
Fowl Mere, surrounding swallow holes or mini craters?
Is Fowl Mere beside the Devil's Punchbowl another of the strange shaped Breckland Meres or is it a more natural or man made lake? Fowl Mere does appear to be a natural lake or Mere but why is it not oval shaped like the others or is it a variation of the form?
The above is the first page of a report from 1941 on the fluctuating water levels of Fowl Mere, the Devils Punch Bowl and other Breckland Meres. If you click on the image above you will be able to read the first page in full.
Why is there such a delay and non conformity between the amount of rain and the fluctuating water levels of the Meres in Breckland? Are Thetfords and Norfolks Meres totally dependent on the rain or is it something else?
Is water formed inside the earth and on the surface? Is this how White and Black Smokers on the oceans floors have water to push out into the ocean? Why you can have an Oasis in the desert? Why in Norfolk streams and wells are found to come out at the top of the high grounds and the fact that Norfolk had so many Water Mills?
Nearby Norfolks Devil's Punchbowl is Mickle Hill Tumulus - click here for more information, photographs and location of the Devils Punchbowl (Devil's Mere) and Mickle Hill Tumulus.