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The grounds of Ceddesfeld Hall were laid out to a design by Joseph Spence in the middle of the 18th century although there is evidence of an earlier feature to the south-west of the lake. The lake was probably created earlier as a medieval fish pond - to keep the Rector supplied with fresh fish. The relationship between church and village was often stormy. In the 15th century Bishop Langley preached against Sedgefield's poachers (it was his game that they were poaching!) and in 1575 the villagers put the curate in the stocks. After the Rising of the North (in 1589) 19 men from Sedgefield were hanged.
The grounds are currently maintained by the Town Council and have recently been restored with the aid of a 'Peoples Lottery' grant.