The pond itself, as far as we know, is one of the best purpose built model yacht ponds in the UK. It was built in 1928 along with the yacht pavilion to sail the large vane type pond yachts that were around at the time. As time has gone on radio control has replaced much of that, however, there are still many families on a Sunday with the free sailing type yachts to be seen sailing from one side to the other.
The dimensions are as follows:-
Length:- 440 ft
Width :- 80 ft
Depth (Pavillion end):- 2.75 ft/3 ft
Depth (Lily Pond End) 3.25 ft /3.5 ft
Water content :960,000 gallons of fresh water.