Tottington Mere Norfolk | one of Brecklands fluctuating pond
Tottington Mere in Norfolk, in the Breckland area, is one of the Englands fluctuating small lakes or ponds.
There is a mere, or sheet of water, about a quarter of a mile north west of the Church, which in raingy seasons covers seven acres of land. Such meres are common in the county; within a few miles of Tottington, there are three others; viz. Stow-Bedon, Soham and Scoulton.
It is, perhaps worthy of remark, that a pair of stocks, which is so commonly seen on the green of every village, though the use is at this day almost unknown, never was erected in this parish, which shews either the peaceablemess of the inhabitants, or the carelessness and inactivity of the parish offences.
The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 89, Part 1 | Tottington Mere Norfolk