E. Dennison and V. Russett (1990): Duck decoys. Their function and management with reference to Nyland Decoy, Cheddar. In: Somerset Archaeology and Natural History. The Proceedings of The Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society for 1989. Vol. 133, 1990, p. 141-155.
Nyland Hill, rising abruptly out of the valley, has a picturesque appearance. Near it is a very large Decoy pool, in which a great number of Wild-duck, Teal, Wigeon, Sea-pheasants (Pintail), and other fowl are captured. (Payne-Gallwey, p. 159).