A history of the fens —of— south lincolnshire,: being a description of the rivers witham and welland and their estuary, and an account of the reclamation, drainage, and enclosure of the fens adjacent thereto, second edition. A history of the fens of south lincolnshire being a description of the rivers witham and welland and their estuary, and an account of the reclamation, drainage, and enclosure of the fens adjacent thereto by w h wheeler. Types of fens sloping fens sloping fens are the most common type of fen in california they form at the base of hills where groundwater discharges to the surface.
The fens history committee was established in 2010 to promote activities linked to the history of european neuroscience here you can find different initiatives. Discover the meaning of the fens name on ancestry find your family's average life expectancy, most common occupation, and more. Combining environmental history with a history of the relationships of engineering projects to political power and state-building, the draining of the fens deftly and lucidly crosses disciplinary boundaries meticulously researched and beautifully written, this astute book is a gripping and highly original work of scholarship.
^ an act for settling the draining of the great level of the fens called bedford level, 1663, reproduced in samuel wells, the history of the drainage of the great level of the fens called bedford level, (london, 1830), vol2, pp383ff. The draining of the fens in eastern england was one of the largest engineering projects in seventeenth-century europe a series of dutch and english projectors, working over several decades and with the full support of the crown, transformed hundreds of thousands of acres of putatively barren. Ice virtual library essential engineering knowledge cart mobile.
Fens, a district in the east of england, possessing a distinctive history and peculiar characteristics it lies west and south of the wash, in lincolnshire. Fens may have been somewhat colored, like his published history, by the hagio - graphic agenda of his commission, for which the adventurers ultimately paid him a well-earned £150. The lost fens: england's greatest ecological disaster the lost fens the lost fens is the history of the cultural landscape of the lincolnshire, cambridgeshire, and yorkshire fenlands from the humber and the val.
Buy from punt to plough: a history of the fens uk ed by rex sly (isbn: 9780750933988) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Skullduggery and sabotage in the east anglian fens people think of the east anglian fenlands as flat and dull, but look a little closer and you come to appreciate their wide skies, their remarkable bird life and their rich and romantic history. The official website for fenland tourism march and wisbech, the 'capital of the fens' - are rich in history and well worth a visit in their own right with. From mike petty who writes and talks about the history of cambridgeshire and the fens: as you may already know, as part of the owlps project i am offering three free talks to communities alongside the ouse washes and old and new bedford rivers.
Shadows in the fens 12 jan i've often considered the fens, a vast tract of land stretching north from cambridge right up to boston in lincolnshire, to be one of the strangest and most compelling of all english landscapes. The fens are very low-lying compared with the chalk and limestone uplands that surround them - in most places no more than 10 m above sea level indeed, as a result of drainage and the subsequent shrinkage of the peat fens, many parts of the fens now lie below the average sea level. The novel tells the story of tom's childhood and also the history of the fens themselves and his mother's family the atkinsons who were brewers from norfolk: 'some.